First Iranian navy destroyer armed with a new anti-missile system
The Iranian navy has armed one of its destroyers with a new 'Kamand' anti-missile defense system, according to a top Iranian navy commander.
Iran Press/Iran: Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told Tasnim news agency on Saturday that Iran's new Kamand anti-missile defense system has successfully completed its final tests and now is installed on an Iranian navy destroyer and will soon be installed on a second one as well.
In further comments, Iran Deputy Defense Minister for international affairs, Rear Admiral Khanzadi, said: "Every modern navy destroyer needs an array of weaponry to target enemy vessels from a distance, and equally as important, it also needs an array of weaponry to counter an enemy attack, or to render an attack ineffective".
Elaborating further, Rear Admiral Khanzadi referred to 'electronic warfare equipment' which are able to disrupt enemy communication lines, or even divert the trajectory of incoming intelligent missiles, such as "Cruise Missiles".
The Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Khanzadi said on Friday that a domestic version of Russia's S300 missile system called ‘Bavar 373’ will be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian year.A new precision-guided land, air missile also was unveiled last week in the presence of Iran's Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
Iran's Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, who was present at the inauguration ceremony, said Iran will continue to maintain its advanced deterrent missile program.
The United States claims that Iran's missile tests and rocket launches violate UN Resolution 2231, which was adopted in July 2015 to endorse the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
Resolution 2231 calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology."
Iran has strongly rejected the US allegations that it has violated UN resolution. Tehran insists its missile tests and rocket launches are solely for defense purposes and not designed to carry nuclear warheads.