Iranian Naval fleet will enter Atlantic Ocean in early 2019
Deputy Chief commander of the Iranian Navy Force, Rear Admiral Touraj Hasani Moqaddam said that a naval fleet of Iranian warships will enter the Atlantic Ocean in early 2019 for a five-month voyage.
Iran Press/Iran news: Deputy Chief commander of the Iranian Navy Force told IRNA on Friday 4 January 2019 that Atlantic Ocean's Mission will be conducted in accordance with the order of the hierarchy of command.
"The Atlantic Ocean is a long route, and it is likely that this Iranian mission would take five months to complete," Rear Admiral Moqaddam added according to Iran Press.
According to the deputy commander of the Navy, "Iranian navy would rotate the planet Earth, and a member of the Iranian navy fleet will be the Sahand destroyer."
Sahand, the most advanced destroyer of West Asia, joined the Navy’s south fleet on 1 December 2018.
This four-engine destroyer has been designed and made more advanced than its predecessor, Jamaran destroyer, with radar-evading capabilities.
Sahand is also capable of sailing on turbulent waters and distant oceans for 150 days while accompanied by a support vessel.
According to Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi Iranian Navy Commander Sahand destroyer is capable of transporting anti-mine helicopters and is able to move to farther distances than Jamaran destroyer.
In recent years, Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in international waters to secure naval routes and protect merchant vessels and oil tankers against pirates.101/205