Iran’s Indigenous Destroyer Begins First International Mission

24 November 2010 (Last Updated November 24th, 2010 18:30)

Iran's domestically built destroyer, the Jamaran, is all set to start its first international mission in the Gulf of Aden, Iranian Navy official Fariborz Ghaderpanah has said. "The destroyer, with its domestically built equipment, well-trained Iranian crew, ammunition and weapons, will be

Iran's domestically built destroyer, the Jamaran, is all set to start its first international mission in the Gulf of Aden, Iranian Navy official Fariborz Ghaderpanah has said.

"The destroyer, with its domestically built equipment, well-trained Iranian crew, ammunition and weapons, will be a good model for demonstrating the capabilities of Iranian experts on this trip," he said.

The Jamaran destroyer is capable of simultaneously fighting surface, underwater or air targets and is capable of carrying helicopters. It can also be used in electronic Warfare (EW).

Iran's anti-piracy mission in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden, a strategic energy corridor, is to safeguard all Iranian ships, according to Press TV.