Iran defense ministry has announced plans to launch a modern frigate named Jamaran 2
It will be the most modern frigate that Iran has ever produced.
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Iran launches the indigenously-manufactured Jamaran 2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Jamaran 2, a Wave-class warship, has been designed and built by the experts at Iran’s Defense Ministry and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems.
The production line of the advanced indigenous destroyer was inaugurated in Bandar Anzali six years ago with the aim of protecting Iran’s 20-percent share of the Caspian Sea.
The 1420-ton destroyer is powered by a 20000-horsepower engine with a speed of 30 knots and has the capability to carry helicopters, different surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, advanced artilleries and torpedo system. It is also equipped with electronic war system.
The Jamaran 2 destroyer is a symbol of the Islamic Republic’s capability and strength and conveys the message of peace and friendship to the Caspian Sea states.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi also attended the ceremony to launch the warship.
Jamaran 2 will officially join the fleet of Iran’s Navy within the next 6 months after the completion of final tests.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states, insisting that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.
(text from presstv. web www.presstv.ir)
MORE INFORMATION FROM Wikipedia
Jamaran is the name of a domestically produced Moudge class guided missile frigate launched in early 2010 in Bandar-e-Abbas, Iran. Iran said that the design and building of Jamaran and the missile boat Paykan were among the greatest achievements of the Iranian Navy and the ship’s launch marks a major technological leap for Iran’s naval industries. It is the first ship from four in its class. More ships in its class are under construction to be added to the Iranian Naval fleets in the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf soon. The ship is designed for a crew of 140. The Jamaran class combines anti-submarine assets with other systems of weapons capable of dealing with surface and air threats as well.
(text from Wikipedia)