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Iran navy launches stealth warship in the Gulf

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    Most advanced West Asian destroyer joins Iran's navy

    Bandar Abbas, Dec 1, IRNA – As the state-of-the-art destroyer in West Asia, Iran's Sahand destroyer joined the country's navy fleet in the port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday.

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    Compared to Jamaran frigate, the domestically-developed Sahand destroyer is much more advanced and enjoys more capabilities, Admiral Alireza Sheikhi Commander of Iranian Navy's factories in Bandar Abbas said.

    The ingenious design is based on domestic technical knowledge and equipped with stealth technology, Admiral Sheikhi went on to say.

    He added the differences between Sahand and Jamaran destroyers include updated torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-surface guns, surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile systems, anti-submarine systems, stealth technology, increased operational range, high maneuverability and electronic systems.

    He added that another advantage of Sahand destroyer to Jamaran is using four powerful engines; Sahand has surpassed Jamaran in carrying out maneuvers.

    http://www.irna.ir/en/News/83118530


    Iran navy launches stealth warship in the Gulf

    DECEMBER 1, 2018

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the United States.

    In a ceremony carried live on state television, the Sahand destroyer — which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply — joined Iran’s regular navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.

    The Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters, torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare capabilities, state television reported.

    U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme in May and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. He said the deal was flawed because it did not include curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

    The United States has said its goal is to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero. Senior Iranian officials have said that if Iran is not allowed to export then no other countries will be allowed to export oil through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.

    “This vessel is the result of daring and creative design relying on the local technical knowledge of the Iranian Navy... and has been built with stealth capabilities,” Rear-Admiral Alireza Sheikhi, head of the navy shipyards that built the destroyer, told the state news agency IRNA.

    Iran launched its first locally made destroyer in 2010 as part of a programme to revamp its navy equipment which dates from before the 1979 Islamic revolution and is mostly U.S.-made.

    Iran has developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of international sanctions and embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.

    Separately, a naval commander said Sahand may be among warships that Iran plans to send on a mission to Venezuela soon.

    “Among our plans in the near future is to send two or three vessels with special helicopters to Venezuela in South America on a mission that could last five months,” Iran’s deputy navy commander, Rear-Admiral Touraj Hassani Moqaddam, told the semi-official news agency Mehr.

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week Iran should increase its military capability and readiness to ward off enemies, in a meeting with Iranian navy commanders.

    Iran’s navy has extended its reach in recent years, launching vessels in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships from Somali pirates operating in the area.

    The chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in 2016 that Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, raising the prospect of distant footholds perhaps being more valuable militarily to Tehran than nuclear technology.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-i...th-warship-in-the-gulf-idUKKCN1O033L?rpc=401&
     
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    I want to see how his opinion on stealthiness clashes with his love of Iran.
     
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    What is the tonnage, weapons and sensor suite?
     
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    This warship has no DSI, he can't love it that much... :enjoy:
     
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    The length of Sahand is 98 meters

    Its body width is 15 meters

    The weight of the Sahand destroyer is about 2 thousand tons

    One of the factors that has made Sahand more stealth is the design of the ship's deck. The uniformity of the body surface from the bottom of the body to the deck has led to less radar reflection for Sahand. Of course, the increased width of Sahand compared to Jamaran (instead of increasing the length to use more equipment) has led to a reduction in the radar reflectivity of the warship.

    weapons include torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-surface guns, surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile systems, anti-submarine systems, stealth technology, increased operational range, high maneuverability and electronic systems and CIWS system.

    In the Sahand chest region, a 76 mm gun is installed, which is an all-automatic weapon capable of destroying various surface and air targets including anti personnel and anti ship missiles, firing over 120 bullets per minute. Sahand can target with radar and electrophetic systems with an effective range of 12,000 and a final range of 17,000 meters. All of these weapons are made by Iran defense industry.

    One of the most important features of Sahand's destroyer is its high sailing power. The strong structure of the body has made the ship to go for more than 150 days of sailing in turbulent waters without support.

    The price of similar destroyers is over $ 300 million, but the most advanced Iranian warship has been constructed in far less than a third. According to experts, the latest Army Navy destroyer can traverse 16,000 kilometers of Iranian coastline to the United States' borders at a time of approximately 20 days.



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    "Among our plans in the near future is to send two or three vessels with special helicopters to Venezuela in South America on a mission that could last five months," Iran's deputy navy commander, Rear-Admiral Touraj Hassani Moqaddam, told the semi-official news agency Mehr.
     
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    Well everything but above is stealth.
     
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    It look likes a frigate more than destroyer
     
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    corvette really
     
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    Sweet Jesus another "STEALTH" something from Iran. I wonder what happened to that Stealth Plane they unveiled years ago!? there you go!

     
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