Naval Warfare

New Iranian destroyer still months away from beginning operations

27th November 2020 - 11:20 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The latest addition to the Iranian Navy’s surface fleet, the indigenously produced missile destroyer Dena, will become operational in the coming months, according to Iran’s Defence Minister Brig Gen Amir Hatami.

Announcing the timeline for vessel’s introduction on 23 November, state news outlet IRNA said that the destroyer brought new capabilities to the Iranian Navy. The announcement came almost a year to the day that it was first revealed the vessel will be equipped with a vertical launch system (VLS ...

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