Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
Iran is manufacturing new classes of Jamaran destroyer, Iranian Naval Training Commander Rear Admiral Touraj Hassani Moghaddam said, Fars news agency reported.
He went on to note that, Jamaran-3 , 4 and 5 destroyers are being manufactured, adding that, Iran will launch one of the Jamaran destroyers till the end of the current solar year(ended on March 21, 2014).
Commenting on the sending Iran's 27th Navy Fleet towards the Atlantic Ocean, Hassani Moghaddam said that, protecting Iran's interests in international waters is among the strategies of country's Navy force.
In mid-March Iranian media outlets quoted deputy head of the Industry and Research Institute of the Iranian Defense Ministry Mohammad Eslami as saying Jamaran-3 destroyer will become operational by the end of the current solar year (started on March 21).
In March, Iran launched the Jamaran-2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.
Jamaran-2, a Mowj-class warship, has been designed and built by Iranian experts and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems.
In recent years, Iran states that it has reached self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Tehran established an arms development programme during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the US and its Western allies.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armoured personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.
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