Moscow: Iran will build 10 frigates and destroyers, Iranian Navy deputy chief Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini said on Wednesday.
These include a Mowj-1 class destroyer, launched in 2010, and Velayat, a Mowj-2 class destroyer, whose construction is 70 percent complete and will finish by the end of the current year, he said, according to Press TV.
The new projects also include Mowj and Sina-class destroyers and guided missile frigates, Zamini said. The Iranian Navy floated out its first domestically built destroyer, Jamaran, in February 2010.
The 1,420-tonne destroyer is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities. It has a top speed of up to 30 knots and a helipad. It also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems.
First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 09:09