(IP)- The commander of the Iranian Navy announced the equipping of the Damavand-2 destroyer with hypersonic missiles.

Iran PressCommentary:  Pointing to the up-to-date equipment installed in the Damavand-2 destroyer, on Monday, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said, "Damavad-2 destroyer, armed with missiles, will join Iran's Naval fleet in the future."

Damavand destroyer was built with the efforts of Iran's Ministry of Defense scientists, supported by the Armed Forces in interaction with the Iran Navy and knowledge-based companies.

Damavand destroyer is featured using the latest equipment, including new radar and missile systems, propulsion, and weapons systems. 

The addition of the Damavand destroyer to the Northern Fleet of the Navy embodies Iran's growing military strength since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.  

40% of Iran's coastline, with 5,800 km, is made up of sea borders, which make up 90% of Iran's trade through the sea. 

Economic and military terms necessitate Iran's military strength improvement. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, deemed it necessary to comprehensively improve the Navy's combat power and equipment with continued navigation in distant and international waters.

Iran's army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), relying on domestic power and Iranian experts, have experienced a reconstruction, upgrading, and increasing fleet in various fields despite imposed sanctions. 

The development of missile-launching vessels, the production of various types of submarines, aircraft, and the use of drones are the achievements of the Iranian Navy under sanctions.  

Iran's Navy has increased its presence in international waters. And in its most recent experience, the Navy 86th flotilla, consisting of the all-Iranian Dena destroyer and the Makran forward base ship, for the first time after eight months of sailing and during a 360-degree circuit around the globe with a sea route of 63 thousand kilometers on May 17, 2023, entered the territorial waters of Iran. 

The presence of the Navy's 86th flotilla in international waters showed the technical ability and indigenization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which demonstrates the deterrence power of Iran as well. 

Despite all the pressures that enemies have applied to stop the military progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian armed forces have increased their capabilities with the installation of indigenized and up-to-date equipment. 

The Damavand-2 destroyer, equipped with a hypersonic missile, proved the military power of Iran as the commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, said that the equipment installed in the Damavand-2 destroyer is the most up-to-date achievement in detection, identification, and fighting sections which are carried out with planning.


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