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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Iran launches home-made destroyer in Caspian Sea

In a ceremony on Monday Iran’s domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer officially joined the Navy’s North Fleet in the Caspian Sea.

High-ranking officials, including Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, and Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari attended the ceremony.

Damavand is a Jamaran-class destroyer which is more sophisticated than Jamaran. It is longer and lighter than the 1,420-ton Jamaran destroyer and is capable of tracking and targeting aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously.

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