Iranian frigate Damavand
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[update]|
|Class and type:||Moudge-class frigate|
|Length:||94.5 m (310 ft 0 in)|
|Beam:||11.1 m (36 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 engine, 2 × 7,500 kW (10,000 hp), 4 diesel generators, 4 × 550 kW (740 hp)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Armament:||4 × Qaderanti-ship cruise missiles
1 × 76 mm Fajr-27 naval gun
1 × 40 mm AAA
2 × 23 mm cannons
2 × Mehrab anti air missiles
2 triple 324 mm torpedoes
The Iranian frigate Damavand, also known as Jamaran-2, is the second ship of the Iranian Moudge class of frigates. The class appears to be a development of the Alvand class. The ship was named Damavand after inauguration in the Caspian Sea. It is now undergoing sea trials.
Design and construction
On 23 February 2010, the Iranian media reported that the production of the ship had commenced. The ship has the ability to carry helicopters, anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, torpedoes, modern guns and air defence guns. The vessel is also be equipped with electronic warfare devices.
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 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.
Damavand tested its engines and performed a SAT test in the Caspian Sea from 16 to 17 July 2014. Damavand officially joined the Navy on 9 March 2015.
- Iranian frigate Jamaran
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