Iran to start new stage of Sahand destroyers construction - Admiral

Iran to start new stage of Sahand destroyers construction - Admiral

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran will start the new stage of Sahand destroyers construction in December, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, Fars reported.

Sayyari noted that the new stage will takeoff on the day of Iranian Navy in December.

In September, Iran released the Sahand frigate into water, construction of which was completed ahead of schedule, in 9 months. It is planned to equip the frigate with modern defense technology as well as special stealth capabilities.

The original Iranian frigate Sahand, a British-made Vosper Mark V class frigate (also known as Alvand class frigate), was commissioned as part of a four-ship order.

The ship was originally called Faramarz, named after a character in Ferdosi's Shahnameh. However after the Islamic Revolution it was renamed Sahand, after the Sahand volcano.

Admiral Sayyari said that during the period of Sahand's release in September, and until December, it will be possible to witness all the improvements made to the frigate, until the next stage of construction takes place.

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