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Iran launches first domestically manufactured destroyer

BANDAR ABBAS, Feb. 19 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran's first domestically designed and manufactured destroyer was launched in the Persian Gulf and officially joined the fleet of the Iranian Navy on Friday in Bandar Abbas in a ceremony which Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended.

The destroyer, named the Jamaran, was designed and manufactured by engineers and technicians of the Iranian Navy.

With the launch of the Jamaran, Iran joined the club of nations that possess the technology and expertise to manufacture destroyers.

The warship is equipped with torpedoes and electronic radar. It is 94 meters long and weighs over 1,500 tons.

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