Iran to Build 10 Warships

Ria Novosti
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Iran will build 10 new frigates and destroyers, according to Navy deputy chief Rear Adm. Abbas Zamini

The new ships 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..

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. This 1,420-ton destroyer is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities and has a speed of up to 30 knots. Equipped with a helipad it also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems.

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