Iran to Build Different Mowj-Class Destroyers

FNA12.06.2015 MENA
Iran to Build Different Mowj-Class Destroyers

Iran to Build Different Mowj-Class Destroyers

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Iran plans to build new Mowj-Class Destroyers to boost its Navy's power for protecting the country's interests, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami (photo) said, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

Speaking at a ceremony in the Northern port city of Noshahr on Tuesday, Hatami said the new Mowj-class (Wave-class) destroyers will be built in the next few years.

He also praised Iran's military experts for the production of indigenous Damavand destroyer.

He added that Damavand is the second generation of Jamaran destroyer and enjoys more sophisticated equipment and weapons and can carry a larger number of crew members.

In September, the Iranian Navy announced plans to launch Damavand in the Caspian Sea.

“Damavand will soon join Iran's naval fleet in the Caspian Sea,” the Navy's top commander in Northern Iran Admiral Khordad Hakimi told reporters at the time.

In February, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Iran's warships had been equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, adding that Damavand would join the country's Caspian fleet in March.

“Iranian warships have been equipped with the most advanced technologies,” Sayyari told FNA.

Iran's first home-made destroyer, Jamaran, was launched in late February 2010. The Mowj-Class vessel has a displacement of around 14,000 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities and is armed with a variety of anti-ship, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.

Source: FNA



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