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Khamenei Launches Iran-Made Destroyer

Meanwhile, the real world marches on.

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran launches advanced Jamaran destroyer

Fri, 19 Feb 2010

Iran’s Navy on Friday took the delivery of the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of around 1,420 tonnes and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities.

Jamaran, a multi-mission destroyer, can carry 120-140 personnel on board and is armed with a variety of anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles.

It has a top speed of up to 30 knots and has a helipad.

The vessel has also been equipped with torpedoes and modern naval cannons. The destroyer’s launch marks a major technological leap for Iran’s naval industries.

More ships in its class are under construction.

Just the right size for controlling the Straits of Hormuz.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 19th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Khamenei Launches Iran-Made Destroyer”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Under thirty seconds in the scope of our latest.

    Then straight to the bottom.

    Sure hope they aren’t too proud of it.

  2. proreason says:

    Are the Russians or the Chinese going to run it for them?

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    Coalition naval forces need more realistic training.
    This ship would be a slightly better challenge than the Go-Fast boats thay use for harrasment.

  4. oldswimcoach says:

    Iranian engineering in a naval vessel. Does it have Chinese electrical circuits (not the US spec for export stuff)? Who did the gunnery software? Do they have a helicopter in their arsenal, or is that just to make it easier to board for coalition naval forces in the area? This could be a lot of fun to watch!

  5. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    It’ll make a really nice reef for the fishies when the time comes.

  6. eaglewingz08 says:

    What big eyes you have grandma.
    I’m sure this destroyer like the nuke program is for purely peaceful purposes. Obama told me so, and he always tells us the truth.

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