Iran Launches First Indigenous Destroyer

18 February 2010 (Last Updated February 18th, 2010 18:30)

The Iranian Navy has launched its first indigenously built guided-missile destroyer, the Jamaran. The new Mowdge Class guided-missile destroyer has a helipad and is equipped modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities, according to presstv.ir. The vessel is also equipped

The Iranian Navy has launched its first indigenously built guided-missile destroyer, the Jamaran.

The new Mowdge Class guided-missile destroyer has a helipad and is equipped modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities, according to presstv.ir.

The vessel is also equipped with anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles as well as torpedoes and modern naval cannons.

The 94m-long Jamaran has a displacement capacity of around 14,000t. It can accommodate a crew of 120-140 and cruise at a maximum speed of 30kt.

Construction is underway on additional Mowdge Class vessels.