Head of the Navy: Dena soon on a naval mission
TEHRAN – The Iranian navy commander announced on Tuesday that the destroyer Dena was ready to be sent on naval missions.
Rear Admiral Khanzadi made the announcement during a visit to the Iranian Navy’s Third Naval Region.
Stressing the importance of developing a maritime civilization under the shadow of lasting security, Khanzadi said that building entirely indigenous ships is a sign of self-sufficiency among Iranian specialists.
“The military in international waters, while waving the sacred flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ensuring the security of shipping lines in order to protect the interests of Iran, shows a manifestation of authority and pride of the country, ”added the commander.
Emphasizing the need to strengthen the trans-regional presence of the Islamic Republic in international waters, he said: “The all-Iranian destroyer Dena, which is a masterpiece, showing intelligence and engineering talent and Iranian technologists to improve the naval capability of the region’s naval fleet will soon join the third naval region, stationed in Konarak.
The Navy Commander noted that the capacity of this force in all areas is constantly increasing to enable the next generation of Iranian sailors to be able to more easily carry out the missions entrusted to them and an important step towards the development of the maritime civilization with the slogan of peace and friendship.
The Iranian Navy unveiled the destroyer Dena during a virtual video conference led by former President Hassan Rouhani on June 14.
The destroyer – named after one of the country’s most famous peaks – is equipped with various defensive and offensive systems, is designed to perform long voyages in the oceans, and is capable of detecting, tracking and striking a variety of antennas, surfaces, and underwater targets.
Dena would weigh more than 1,300 tons and would be equipped with 4 cruise missiles ready to open fire on any threat. It is also capable of transporting helicopters on its deck.
SA / AP