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09 March 2010 [18:47] - Today.Az
In February, Iran's Navy launched the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired a new missile from its first indigenously-built Jamaran destroyer in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
The surface-to-surface Nour missile successfully hit its target at a distance of 100 kilometers in the test-fire on Tuesday.
However, military officials announced plans to build an upgraded version of the missile with a range of 300 kilometers.
Jamaran, a multi-mission and guided-missile destroyer, has been launched by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in February.
The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of around 1,420 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities.
It can carry 120-140 personnel on board and is armed with a variety of anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles.
The Iranian Navy plans to add a second home-built destroyer to its fleet within the next two years.
The Iranian Navy also announced that with the successful testing of the Nour missile, the Jamaran destroyer is all ready to engage in peaceful missions in international waters.