The Iranian frigate Damavand, also known as 'Jamaran-2 is the second ship of the IranianMoudge class frigates which appears to be a development of the Alvand class (British Saam class), and has been named Damavand after inauguration in the Caspian sea. It is now undergoing sea trials.
Damavand previously known as Velayat was launched on March 2013 in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar-Anzali, after undergoing the final tests it will officially join Iran’s Navy in the first half of the Iranian year 1392.
The warship uses a new modern flat-type, phased array radar, which was being tested in 2011. The development of this new device took more than it was anticipated and delayed the launch of the vessel to March 2013. The fire control radar is also replaced by a modern radar dome. New sensors, e-warfare devices and radars are also installed on the vessel, further enhancing its capabilities. The frigate has a central attack and warfare management command control system integrated inside its systems, allowing the ship to track 100 surface, sub-surface, and air targets simultaneously and choose the best in-order to attack them.
Damavand start engines and SAT test in the Caspian Sea from 16 to 17 July 2014.