The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei attended the launch party today.
Iranian state television has reported that the country has launched its first Iranian-built destroyer. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attended the launch ceremony.
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Khamenei described the production of the destroyer as “valuable”. He said he hoped that God would pave the way for future advancements. The guided-missile destroyer is equipped with torpedos, surface-to-air missiles and naval cannons.
The report said the 94-meter destroyer weighs 1,500 tons and has a helipad and modern radar equipment. The ship has a top speed of 30 knots and can carry a crew of between 120 and 140.