Iran launches indigenous Jamaran 2 destroyer in Caspian Sea

Iran’s indigenous destroyer Jamaran (file photo)

Iran launches the indigenously-manufactured Jamaran 2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Jamaran 2, a Wave-class warship, has been designed and built by the experts at Iran’s Defense Ministry and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems. 

The production line of the advanced indigenous destroyer was inaugurated in Bandar Anzali six years ago with the aim of protecting Iran’s 20-percent share of the Caspian Sea. 

The 1420-ton destroyer is powered by a 20000-horsepower engine with a speed of 30 knots and has the capability to carry helicopters, different surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, advanced artilleries and torpedo system. It is also equipped with electronic war system.  Continue reading

Iran unveils major defense achievements

Iran’s Fateh missile (file photo)

The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled six new major defense achievements on the occasion of the national Defense Industry Day.

The achievements, which were unveiled during a ceremony in the presence of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, included an enhanced version of fourth generation Fateh (Victory) 1D-110 missile, Armita flying laboratory, Bonyan (Foundation) 4 marine engine, Aras tactical vehicle, Vafa (Loyalty) mortar launcher as well as Shahed tapping and positioning system.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour were also present at the ceremony which was held on Tuesday.  Continue reading