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Iranian frigate Damavand
Damavand frigate
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Name: Damavand
Builder: Iran
Laid down: 2007
Launched: March 2013
Completed: 2013
Nickname: Jamaran-2, Velayat
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Class & type: Moudge-class frigate
Displacement: 1,500 tons
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)
Complement: 120-140

4 × Qaderanti-ship cruise missiles
1 × 76 mm Fajr-27 naval gun
1 × 40 mm AAA

2 × 23 mm cannons
2 × Mehrab[1] anti air missiles
2 triple 324 mm torpedoes
Aircraft carried: Helicopters

Damavand (Persian: ناوشکن دماوند‎), also known as Jamaran-2 (جماران ۲) and Velayat (ناوشکن ولایت),[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 constructionEdit

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 equipped with electronic warfare devices.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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 Iranian Navy in the first half of the Iranian year 1392.[6]

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.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}" (in Farsi). Mashregh News. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. "ناوشكن ولايت به ناوگان ارتش ايران مي‌پيوندد" (in Farsi). Fars News Agency. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  3. Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). Destroyer production line inaugurated in Iran (Wave II). February 23, 2007.
  4. "جزئيات نصب رادارهای مدرن بر روي ناوشكن جماران" (in Farsi). Mashregh News. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. "ناوشکن جماران2 به آب انداخته شد" (in Farsi). Mashregh News. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. "Iran launches indigenous Jamaran 2 destroyer in Caspian Sea". PressTV. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  7. "Home-made Damavand destroyer joins Iran fleet". PressTV. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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