12:26 GMT23 January 2021
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    Iran’s newest destroyer “Sahand” is 70 percent complete and is expected to be launched within the next few months, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

    Iranian warship Alborz
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    Sahand is the third destroyer produced as part of the Mowj (Wave) project, Sayyari told a gathering of Iranian veterans in Tehran, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

    Sahand’s predecessors, Jamaran and Damavand, are currently in service with the Navy and used for naval missions in international waters.

    According to Sayyari, Sahand will be launched within the next couple of months, but the exact date could not be set because the vessel was still undergoing technical tests.

    In regards to Iran’s new submarine Fateh (conqueror), the commander said it was incomplete, being tested and was slated to be unveiled before March 2016.

    Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.


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