Iran Begins Construction of Destroyer Jamaran 2

Iran Begins Construction of Destroyer Jamaran 2

Iran began construction of destroyer Jamaran 2, reports news agency IRINN referring to Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari.

He added that construction of the destroyer Jamaran 2 was conducted by own efforts under direction of Iranian experts.

Sayyari pointed out that the new destroyer would constitute a development of Jamaran destroyer built in Feb 2010.

Destroyer Jamaran is Iran’s domestically built ship. She carried out first overseas cruise on Dec 18, 2011 after participation in the anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Aden.

The 1,420-ton destroyer Jamaran based in Iranian Navy’s 16-th Flotilla is equipped with advanced radioelectronics, a heliport, and has max speed up to 30 knots. The ship is armed with up-to-date antiaircraft, antiship, and antisubmarine systems, as well as torpedo tubes and gun mounts.

Iranian Navy’s officials earlier said construction of five similar and even more advanced ships was in progress.

Naval Today Staff , February 15, 2012; Image: gohar