A senior Iranian commander announced on Tuesday that the country's Navy has equipped its newly-overhauled warship, Lavan, with advanced weapons and radar systems to improve its performance and fire power.
"Some repairs and changes have been made to the body as well as the sailing, sonar and radar systems, weapons and information-gathering sensors of the warship," Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told reporters on the sidelines of a forum in the Northern city of Noshahr today.
"The warship needed an overhaul and equipment with the state of the art and novel technologies and therefore the warship's weapons have been modernized," he added.
Sayyari said that the overhauled warship may be unveiled in the Sacred Defense Week (late September), commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.That would be IRINS Lavan (514) Hengam class tank landing ship (LSTH).
The Iran Navy makes effective use of such improvised support ships with helicopter deck, taking part in highly publicized task force forays to the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and northern Indian Ocean.
File photos (outdated): IRINS Lavan (514) Hengam class tank landing ship (LSTH)
IRINS Tonb and Lavan hull numbers are swapped depending on source. We're going here with Jane's 2012-2013 edition.
would this boat be useful as a ferry if something should happen and a few of Iran's lovely new bridges lose their structural integrity?
Will Iran ever procure new advanced modern ships from overseas? They ought to take a peek at Russian ship manufacturers' list and order a couple of mighty ones, one of which should be a helicopter carrier. And their airforce...nothing need to be said cause everybody already understands how the state is, besides it's off-topic.
Iran does not need any helicopter carriers or aircraft carriers. Those are offensive armaments and Iran is not a warmongering state looking to attack others.
As long as UN sanctions (UNSCR 1747) are in place warships built overseas are out of the picture. The only country that broke it so far was North Korea when they delivered a semi-submersible to the IRGCN; and it is believed that the USN stopped the transporting ship and inspected it before it was delivered to Iran.
Anon 10:23 AM
Instead the regime like to attack Iranian people like cowards.
Anon 10:22 AM, like the American and zionist regimes like to attack Iranian people.
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