Iran’s New, Ahem, Destroyer
Updated. Thanks tangosix for the video!
Depending on your definition of destroyer! The Iranian media is touting the launch of this small light frigate or corvette as a major achievement. Defense News has some not exactly accurate details:
Iran’s navy launched its first domestically made destroyer in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 19 in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the media reported.
“Iran’s navy on Friday took the delivery of the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer “Jamaran” in the Persian Gulf,” Iran’s English-language Press TV reported.
The vessel has a displacement of around 14,000 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities, the report said.
Really, only 1400 tons displacement. Here are the specs for this Moudge class frigate, via the Iranians themselves:
- Displacement-1400 tons light
- Speed-28 knots
4 x C-802 (or maybe improved C-803) anti-ship missiles or 4 x HY-2 (CSSC-3)
1 × 76 mm Fajr-27 naval gun
1 x twin 35 mm AAA
Additional specs are via Wikipedia.