Iran to launch new advanced destroyer

TEHRAN, March 13 (MNA) – The domestically manufactured Jamaran 2 destroyer will be launched in the Caspian Sea in the near future, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Tuesday.

Brigadier General Vahidi said the Jamaran 2, which is a destroyer of the Moj class, had been designed and manufactured by the experts at the Marine Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry. 

Iran’s first domestically manufactured destroyer, the Jamaran, was launched in February 2010. 

The warship can carry helicopters and is equipped with torpedoes and an electronic radar system. It is 94 meters long and weighs over 1,500 tons. The destroyer is capable of engaging in surface, air, and undersea warfare.

Iran’s latest destroyer, the Sahand, was launched on September 18, 2012. 

The Iranian Navy has also announced that Iran plans to build seven destroyers of the Sina class, which are capable of firing missiles. 

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