Iran launches destroyer, The Jamaran-2 destroyer was launched in the Caspian Sea waters Sunday in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in Gilan province in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Chief of Staff of Iranˈs Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi were also present in the ceremony.
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 indigenously-built destroyer has been designed and manufactured by Defense Ministry experts and enjoys state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems.
When final tests are completed, the Jamaran-2 will join Iranˈs Navy fleet.
The 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.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment.
The Iranian Navy launched its first destroyer, Jamaran, in the waters of the Persian Gulf in February 2010. The 1,420-ton vessel is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states.
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