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    ناوچه ایرانی جماران

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    Jamaran Moudge Class multi purpose light guided missile frigate
    Name: Jamaran
    Namesake: Jamaran, Tehran, Iran
    Owner: Iran
    Operator: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
    Builder: Marine Industries Organization Iran
    Laid down: 2006
    Launched: 2007
    Completed: 2010
    Acquired: 1997
    Commissioned: 19 February 2010
    Homeport: Bandar-Abbas
    Identification: 76
    Status: in active service, as of 2014
    Class & type: Moudge class
    Type: light frigate
    Displacement: 1,500 tonnes
    Length: 95 meters (310 foot)
    Beam: 11.1 m estimated
    Draught: 3.25 m estimated
    Propulsion: 2 x 10,000 hp diesel engines plus 4 diesel generators; 4 x 550 kw
    Speed: 30 knots
    Complement: 140

    missiles, torpedoes, modern naval cannons

    1 × 76 mm DP rapid fire auto-cannon 1 × Fath 40 mm AA cannon; Bofors copy 4 × SSMs C-802 / Noor 2 × crew served 20 mm Oerlikon cannons 2 × triple 324 mm light torpedoes

    4 × Fajr SAMs
    Aircraft carried: 1 x Bell 212 ASW helicopter
    Aviation facilities: helipad
    Notes: Jamaran is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities

    Jamaran is the name of a domestically produced Moudge class launched in early 2010 in Bandar-e-Abbas, Iran. Iran said that the design and building of Jamaran was among the greatest achievements of the Iranian Navy and the ship''s launch marks a major technological leap for Iran''s naval industries. It is the first ship from four in its class. More ships in its class are under construction to be added to the Iranian Naval fleets in the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf soon. The ship is designed for a crew of 140. The Jamaran class combines anti-submarine assets with other systems of weapons capable of dealing with surface and air threats as well.

    • 1 Description
      • 1.1 Weapons systems
      • 1.2 Countermeasures
      • 1.3 Sensors & Equipment
      • 1.4 Propulsion
      • 1.5 Helicopter Landing Platform
    • 2 Classification
    • 3 See also
    • 4 References
    • 5 External links

    Description Weapons systems See also: List of military equipment manufactured in Iran

    The primary weapon deployed by Jamaran-class vessels is the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, which acts in concert with shipboard sensors to seek out and destroy submarines at long range. The Jamaran-class also carries a close-in anti-submarine torpedo system, the 324 mm light torpedo with 30 km range, mounted in triple torpedo launchers on either side of the stern. To deal with surface forces, the vessel is equipped with four Noor / C-802 surface-to-surface anti-ship cruise missiles, mounted in box launchers on the roof of the upper deck level between the radar and the main mast pointing towards either sides. The single shot hit probability of the Noor, with a range of 170 km, is estimated to be as high as 98%. For anti-aircraft self-defense the Jamaran-class has four medium range Fajr Surface to Air Missiles (reverse engineering of RIM-66/SM-1 standard missile) with 74 km range, and 24.4 km flight ceiling, mounted in box launchers at the deck above the main deck level in front of the helicopter landing pad. The Jamaran-class also carries two 20 mm manned Oerlikon cannons and a 40 mm Fateh-40 autocannon (reverse engineering of Bofors L/70) with 12.5 km aerial range, to provide a shipboard point-defense against incoming anti-ship missiles and aircraft. The main gun on the forecastle is a 76 mm Fajr-27 gun. The gun is capable of firing at a rate of 85 rounds per minute at a range of more than 17 kilometers towards surface targets and 12 kilometers towards aerial targets. The Fajr-27 is a multi-purpose weapon, capable of dealing with surface, air, and onshore targets. The Jamaran has room on the roof of the upper deck level for installing 2 × 0.50 cal machine guns in the future.


    Chaff and flare systems and electronic warfare capabilities.

    Sensors & Equipment

    The ship is equipped with one Plessey AWS-1 long range air and surface search and tracking radar, installed on the roof of forward of the funnel. The ship is also fitted with two navigation radars on the main mast. The ship is also equipped with one fire control radar. The ship''s equipment in detail are: S and X band radars, Tactical aviation radar, Radar processor and Fire control systems,Subsurface Sonar and Echo Sounder,Surface and subsurface communication & Internal communication and computer network systems, ECM, ECCM, and navigation systems, Electroptical and stabilizer and synchronizer systems, Alert system against chemical-microbial attacks and doors and aircondition system with impenetrability and ressistance capability during these attacks, Automated navigation system and some other systems.


    The Jamaran-class vessels are powered by two 10,000 hp engines, and uses four diesel generators which each generate 550 kW. The Jamaran-class can reach a maximum speed of 30 knots.

    Helicopter Landing Platform

    The Jamaran can accommodate a medium size helicopter and can also run a helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) operation when a helicopter approaches on the landing platform, which is not necessarily suited for landing operations.


    While the Jamaran has been described by the press as a guided missile destroyer, within some western military analysis circles such as Jane''s Information Group and Globalsecurity.org it has instead been designated a frigate based on its displacement; the latter acknowledged that there are no "rules in these matters". Furthermore Globalsecurity.org states: ''Iran calls these ships "destroyers" but they would be classed as a light Frigate by the reckoning of all other countries.'' PressTV and Iranian military are themselves describing Jamaran as a "frigate class ship" in the same article where they claim it as a "destroyer".

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