Iranian Navy today inducted locally-manufactured ‘Dena’ destroyer and ‘Shahin’ minesweeper at an event in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
Dena is the fourth Jamaran-class destroyer manufactured by the Defense Ministry’s naval industries. The Iranian destroyer is “capable of detecting, tracking, and hitting various aerial, surface, and submarine targets. It can carry helicopters on its deck.” the navy said in a statement published in local media.
The other vessel that joined the Iranian naval fleet, Shahin, is a minesweeper with a length of 33 meters that has been designed and manufactured by the local experts at the Defense Ministry. The military ship is furnished with modern technologies that enable it to detect and remove various types of naval mines, the statement said.
The launch of the new vessels comes barely two weeks after the Iranian Navy's support vessel, Kharg, sank off the Southern port city of Jask, following a mysterious fire in its engine room on June 2.
“Dena destroyer will be dispatched to sail the international waters and towards the Gulf of Aden, Bab al-Mandeb Strait, and the Red Sea to ensure the security of the Iranian navy in various maritime routes," Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi Khanzadi made the remarks in a virtual ceremony on Monday to mark the commissioning of the new vessel.
No details of the vessel- its displacement, propulsion, weapons and radar- were provided by the Iranian navy.