to the Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Islamic Republic
of Iran's Navy will take delivery of the domestically manufactured Damavand
destroyer in a near future. The advanced and well-equipped warship,
which is a destroyer of the Jamaran class, was currently undergoing
Iran-built destroyer Jamaran
Damavand will join the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy in the near future",
Habibollah Sayyari said on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, he referred
to the Iranian Navy's deployment in the international waters, and
said, "Iran's 31st fleet of warships is sailing towards the region
of its mission to replace the 30th fleet."
He said that the 31st fleet
of warships consists of Bayandor destroyer and Bandar Abbas warship.
In recent years, Iran has
made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency
in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Tehran launched an arms
development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to
compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced
its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.
Yet, Iranian officials
have always stressed that the country's military and arms programs
serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to
any other country.
In June 2013, Iran launched
its overhauled and modernized destroyer named Bayandor in the Southern
waters of the country in the presence of Army Commander Major General
Ataollah Salehi and Rear Admiral Sayyari.
Army officials said the
Iranian Navy's power of safeguarding the country's territorial waters
as well as maintaining security in regional and international waters
will increase after the launch of Bayandor.
Overhauling the main engines,
heat exchangers and fuel and oil systems as well as optimizing the
monitoring control systems are among the measures adopted before launching
Navy experts have also
mounted a fire control system for the destroyer's weapons, a 76-mm
and a 40-mm canons and a surface-to-surface Nour (Light) missile system
on the destroyer.