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Posted on 01/14/2011 10:57:46 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
'Iran navy to build new destroyers'
An Iranian destroyer (file photo)
Iranian Navy's Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham says the navy aims to build new destroyers with state-of-the-art design and defense systems.
The assembly line for the production of missile-launching frigates with advanced systems and modern features have been set up, IRNA quoted Rear Admiral Bigham as saying on Friday.
He hailed the country's first domestically-build and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran and said, The military capabilities need to meet our defense requirements to protect the Islamic Republic's interests against aerial, surface and sub-surface threats.
Last February, the Iranian Navy launched the Jamaran destroyer with a displacement of around 1,420 tons, fitted with modern radars and other electronic warfare capabilities.
Jamaran, a multi-mission destroyer, can carry 120-140 personnel on board and is armed with a variety of surface-to-air missiles.
It has a top speed of up to 30 knots and has a helipad. It also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems. The vessel has also been equipped with torpedoes and modern naval cannons.
Rear Admiral Bigham also said that the Naval Forces of the Islamic Republic Army is fully capable of defending the country as they continue to upgrade the navy's defense systems.
He underscored the navy's plans for longer missions in international waters and pointed out that more durable surface and sub-surface fleet were required to achieve the goal.
A 1420T Destroyer? Our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers exceed 9K-ton. I think our Perry-class frigates are somewhere around 4000-4500-ton(ish). It's more like a big corvette than destroyer.
I guess if it makes them feel better about themselves, then they should call it a destroyer - hell, they can call it carrier, I guess.
Bigham Big Ham
Air force will equip them with large holes.
they can call it carrier
Well, it does have a flight deck on the stern
If that thing turns it radar on.... ITS SCREWED...
In the days of my youth, the ones that weren’t misspent I mean, I went to Maine Maritime Academy. Many of my classmates were from Iran; mostly silver spoon spoiled brats of the Shah’s upper crust.
Perhaps things have changed over the last 40 years, but I wouldn’t put any one of them in charge of a dinghy.They sure loved that shiny gold braid tho.Very intelligent, yet surprisingly non-practically minded people.