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Advanced weapons, radars mounted on Iran’s Lavan warship

Politics - Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says state-of-the-art weapons and radar systems have been installed on the newly-overhauled Lavan warship.


"The warship needed an overhaul and had to be fitted with sophisticated and novel technologies,” Sayyari told reporters on the sidelines of the first forum of modern marine technologies in the northern city of Nowshahr, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Tehran, on Tuesday.

He added that the warship’s body as well as propulsion, sonar, radar and firing systems in addition to data gathering sensors have been repaired.

The admiral noted that Lavan warship would be unveiled in the Sacred Defense Week in late September, which commemorates the braveries of the Iranian soldiers who fought in the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war.

On March 17, Iran launched the Jamaran-2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.

Jamaran-2, a Mowj-class warship, has been designed and built by Iranian experts and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states, insisting that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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