The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of ~1,420 tons and is classified by Iran as a destroyer (US equivalent: frigate). It is reportedly capable of a top speed of 30 knots with a crew of ~120, and is equipped with a stern mounted helipad.
click photos to enlargeIRIS Jamaran (Hull No. 76). Original design based on Alvand Class Vosper Mk V frigate, upgraded with rearranged weapon stations to accommodate helipad.
Helipad with IRIN Agusta AB-212ASW helicopter.
Bow mounted Fajr-27 (Oto-Melara type) 76 mm cannon.
Fath-40 cannon mounted on the stern, two (x2) Noor (C-802) AShM mounted midship and triple (x2) 12.75 torpedo tubes. Large radar is visible similar in appearance to an improved version of AWS-1 originally fitted to Alvand class.
External bridge detail: Above mounted fire control radar (for 76 mm gun) and one (x2) forward mounted GAM-BO1 type 20mm cannon.
Bridge console of the IRIS Jamaran.
Video: IRIS Jamaran Launch
not a bad looking ship!
Actually looking much better than Alvand. This is a great achievement for Iran.
At around 1500 tons, this makes Jamaran a corvette. A destroyer is usally well over 5000 tons and even a frigate is often over 3000 tons.
So, why call it something that it is not?!
Congratulation to Iran's first home-built destroyer.
Why does the hull looks like it has been worked on with hammers? It is not smooth.
Also is the power plant made in Iran?
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