|Iran building new missile-launching warships||
TEHRAN – Iran is building new domestically designed missile-launching warships, the deputy commander of the Iranian Navy announced in an interview with the Fars News Agency published on Saturday.
“New missile-launching vessels and warships, including warships of the Peykan class, are being manufactured,” Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini said.
In addition, the Navy official said that new domestically manufactured destroyers were also being manufactured by experts at the Marine Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Zamini said that the Navy planned to retrofit its old warships and destroyers with advanced equipment and systems.
Iran’s latest destroyer, the Jamaran 2, was launched in the Caspian Sea on March 17.
The Jamaran 2, which is a destroyer of the Moj class, is able to carry helicopters and is equipped with advanced radar systems, electronic warfare systems, artillery and anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.
Iran’s first domestically manufactured destroyer, the Jamaran, was launched in February 2010.
The Sahand destroyer was also launched in September 2012.
The Navy has also announced that it plans to build seven destroyers of the Sina class, which are capable of firing missiles.
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