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Iran launches first locally built naval destroyer

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010 - 16:23

Tehran: Iranian state TV is reporting that the country has launched its first domestically built destroyer, calling it a major technological leap for its naval industries.
Iran has declared many such advances in its military industries and sciences to demonstrate self-sufficiency despite sanctions and attempts by the US and its allies to isolate the country over its nuclear program.

Friday`s broadcast says the guided-missile destroyer called Jamaran is equipped with anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles as well as torpedoes and naval cannons.

The report says the 94-meter (308-foot) destroyer weighs 1,500 tons and has a helipad and modern radar. The ship has a top speed of 30 knots and can carry 120 to 140 personnel.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, February 19, 2010 - 16:23

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