18 March 2013, 10:44

Iran makes destroyer with guided missiles fully on its own

Iran makes destroyer with guided missiles fully on its own

The Iranian Navy has displayed reporters a destroyer that Iran has made fully on its own. It will be Iran's first deployment of a major warship in the oil-rich region of the Caspian Sea.

The Jamaran-2 destroyer, armed with guided missiles, is based at the Anzali port on the Caspian Sea about 150 miles northwest of Tehran.

The 1,400-ton vessel is armed with anti-ship and antiaircraft and antimissile missiles. She also boasts new type radar, modern-day communications systems and a helicopter pad.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said during the ceremony of floating the destroyer that Iran’s presence in the Caspian Sea seeks to cement peace, friendship and cooperation in the region.

“The destroyer is there to meet those who want to jeopardize the security of surrounding nations,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said as he inaugurated the guided missile destroyer in the port city of Anzali.

The Jamaran-2 will join Iran‘s naval fleet in the sea in upcoming months after it concludes the final tests. The previous version of the Jamaran destroyer was launched in 2010 in the Persian Gulf.

Voice of Russia, RBC, Washington Times

 

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