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    New Indigenous Iranian Corvette/Destroyer under construction

    Anyone have any more info?


    JANE'S MISSILES AND ROCKETS - MARCH 01, 2005

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    Iran is completing its first "destroyer"
    According to Rear Admiral Abbas Mohtaj, commander of the Iranian Navy, Iran is in the final stages of building a destroyer. Speaking at the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA), he said that the experience gained by the design and manufacture of what he described as "missile boats" had allowed the Iranian Navy and local industry to embark on the design of a larger vessel.

    All of the systems of the missile boat were designed and installed by Iranian universities, working in collaboration with local industry, said Rear Adm Mohtaj. The resulting vessel was better than "its French counterpart", he said. The average speed of the boat during trials was 41 kt, while the French counterpart's speed was 36 kt.

    The missile boat could be the result of the Sina-1 programme, which was expected to create a new fast attack craft based on the French Kaman (Combattante II) or Chinese Thondor (Houdong) designs already in service with the Iranian Navy. The type of missile carried by the new missile boats has not been announced; most Kaman-class boats were fitted with two or four Chinese C-802 missiles in 1996-98, while each Thondor-class boat carries four.

    Described as being the result of co-operation by "different industrial units", the destroyer is now in the final stages of construction. In practice, the new ship is probably a corvette. It may be the Mowj, a vessel of about 1,200 tons that was launched in October 2002 and was reported to be fitting out at Bandar Abbas. The design appears to be a development of the Alvand (Vosper Mk 5) design, four of which were delivered to what was then the Imperial Iranian Navy in 1971-72.

    Three are still in service, although Sabalan was badly damaged by a laser-guided bomb in 1988 and required extensive repairs before returning to service in 1991. All three are armed with a Vickers 4.5 in (114 mm)/55 Mk 8 gun and two twin launchers for C-802 missiles.





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    Quote Originally Posted by google
    JANE'S MISSILES AND ROCKETS - MARCH 01, 2005
    ... and today is ... someone can read 2 weeks into the future!

    Quote Originally Posted by google
    Described as being the result of co-operation by "different industrial units", the destroyer is now in the final stages of construction. In practice, the new ship is probably a corvette. It may be the Mowj, a vessel of about 1,200 tons that was launched in October 2002 and was reported to be fitting out at Bandar Abbas. The design appears to be a development of the Alvand (Vosper Mk 5) design, four of which were delivered to what was then the Imperial Iranian Navy in 1971-72.
    Alvand (Saam) class (Vosper Mk5 type) light patrol frigates:
    Displacement = 1,540 tons full load

    That alone makes it unlikely that Mowj is a development of Alvand.

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