September 22, 2006
In service as of 2007
Class & type:
Kaman (Sina) class
Fast Attack Craft
275 tons full load
4 diesels, 4 shafts, 14,400 bhp
45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph)
(2) or (4)
C802 SSM, (1) 76 mm OTO DP, (1) 40 mm AA
Joshan ( Persian: جوشن) has been the name of a number of Iranian naval vessels.
Joshan is P225, an Iranian fast attack/patrol missile boat claimed by the Iranian government as one of the best PT boats in the world. It was named for a vessel that was sunk by missiles fired from the [1 ] during Simpson (FFG-56) Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf on April 18, 1988.
The new Joshan's launch was timed to coincide with
Sacred Defense Week (Sept. 22-28) and took place at Noshahr’s Imam Khomeini Marine Sciences University. [2 ]
P225 has a claimed speed of over 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph) and according to Iran's Navy commander Admiral [3 ] Kouchaki
...enjoys the world's latest technology, specially with regard to its military, electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles.
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