Damavand (frigate)

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Career (Iran)
Builder:  Iran
Laid down: 2007
Launched: 2013
Completed: 2013
Fate: In service

The Iranian frigate Damavand,[1] also known as 'Jamaran-2 is the second ship of the Iranian Moudge 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.

On February 23, 2010, Iranian media reported that the production of the ship had commenced. When completed it will have the ability to carry helicopters, anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, torpedoes, modern guns and air defence guns. The ship will also be equipped with electronic warfare devices.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Damavand start engines and SAT test in the Caspian Sea from 16 to 17 July 2014.

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