U.S. media play down Iranian-made destroyer called clone old British frigate
“Jia Malan” was formed and armed hovercraft fleet
Iran’s first sea made a destroyer in the official service February 19, two days later (21), cruise ship and display of firepower in the Persian Gulf. Western military media said that the so-called Iranian-grown new destroyer, but the old British frigate “clone.”
U.S. media to belittle the Iranian Navy Tim “novice”
2 19, Iran’s first self-produced a destroyer, “Jia Malan” was, in city ??of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran, fitted out at the ceremony. According to “Tehran Times” reported that Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech on the deck of the ship, said: “Through hard work, some of the original seems impossible to achieve, is possible to achieve, the future construction of Iran Navy aspects, will be able to achieve more ambitious and more valuable results. “
21 day cruise ship in the Persian Gulf and the fire show. Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted a naval officer 法里波兹加德帕 Nanhe’s words, “Jia Malan” was “ready to perform any task, in order to protect national interests, border security and walk through the Persian Gulf, and Hobby Seoul wood Zihai Gap ship safety. “加德帕南赫, “said Jia Malan” in the Persian Gulf during the cruise, will monitor the “military units in the region every move.”
both Iranian state television, or “Tehran Times”, for use aboard the new ships are destroyers (destoyer) to call. However, the Western media, the military does not recognize this title. U.S. Global Strategic Network analysis 21 carried an article saying the Iranians said destroyers in appearance, very much like the English “Voss Park” (Vosper Mk 5) corvette replica. In the early 1970s, Iran received four from Britain, “Voss Park” class frigate, is currently in service at least three. Iranians since 2002, the frigates based on the development of their own destroyers. However, “Voss Park” class frigate displacement of only 1,500 tons, and the Iranian media, also known as “Gu Malan,” the destroyer of the displacement of 1420 tons, with the current international 7,000-ton destroyer frequently the difference is too far away. Global Strategic Network with the sarcastic tone of voice said, “Iranians have been exaggerated in tradition.”
Although Western media tried to belittle, but the Iranian Navy, after all, get cutting-edge of the large surface ships. Earlier, the Iranian navy ships are the aforementioned three British “Voss Park” class corvettes, two displacement of 1100 tons of US-made PF-103 frigate, but the two ships are “over fifty” the. In addition, there are more than 50 Iranian Navy missile boats, dozens of ships minesweepers, amphibious craft and so on. The Iranian navy, the most formidable force that is three Russian “Kilo” class submarines had. “Jia Malan” number of the service, the Iranian navy will greatly enhance the combat capability of the water.
3 years ago that said “will serve”
In fact, the Iranian-made destroyer launched as early as three years ago, sent out the signal to. Iranian Navy in April 17, 2007 announced that Iran’s first self-developed destroyer “will water service.” Iran’s official news agency reported at the time, “Iran’s first destroyer of self-developed service will soon be launched and it’s facilities, equipment, capabilities and technology, will allow the global military community shocked.” Navy officials said Iran, which is the world’s One of the most advanced destroyer, but the officials did not disclose more technical details. United States, “Defense News” would say, but the class destroyers equipped with guns and torpedoes fast ships.
Now, three years will soon pass, According to “Tehran Times” revealed, “Jia Malan,” the destroyer of the displacement of about 1420 tons, maximum speed about 56 km, can carry 120-140 men . Ship with anti-ship missiles, ship-to-air missiles, torpedoes, artillery, radar systems, and advanced electronic warfare equipment. In addition, the ship also has a helipad capable of carrying “Bell -214″ helicopter to perform anti-submarine missions. “Tehran Times” did not say “Jia Malan” was carrier specific models of weapons, but Iran’s official reports only from the point of view, from three years ago said, “Let the global military industry by surprise,” there is a considerable distance.
Global Strategic Network of articles from Iran’s shipbuilding and military technical analysis, said that despite Iran’s shipyards to build destroyers greater than the tonnage of commercial vessels, but its combat effectiveness is equipped with various weapons children is another matter entirely. Behind the design capability and management level is low, the Iranians spent nearly eight years to complete the cloning of the real reason the British frigate old. Global Strategic Network finally to Iran aboard a new ship as a “light frigate (corvette)”, said the ship may be equipped with Chinese-made C-802 anti-ship missiles, but in a variety of carrier-based military electronics equipment compatibility issues, also face considerable difficulties.