Iran launches first locally built naval destroyer

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 19, 2010 12:02



TEHERAN, Iran  — Iranian state TV on Friday reported that the country launched its first domestically built destroyer, calling it a major technological leap for its naval industries.




Friday's broadcast said the guided-missile destroyer called Jamaran is equipped with anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles as well as torpedoes and naval cannons.




The report said the 94-meter destroyer weighs 1,500 tons and has a helipad and modern radar. The ship has a top speed of 30 knots and can carry 120 to 140 personnel.



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