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Iran unveils new missile-launching warship
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_13910908152808497_PhotoL.jpgBANDAR ABBAS – Iran unveiled the main framework of a new domestically manufactured warship, named the Sina 7, during a ceremony held in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on the shores of the Persian Gulf on Wednesday. 
 
The Sahand destroyer, which is equipped with advanced systems, and a domestically designed simulator for submarines of the Ghadir class were also unveiled.  
 
During a ceremony in Bandar Abbas on September 18, the hull of the Sahand destroyer was launched by order of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.  
  
On Wednesday, two submarines of the Ghadir class and two hovercrafts, which had been overhauled by Iranian experts, were also delivered to the Navy. 
 
The commander of the Iranian Navy said that one of the hovercrafts has been equipped with a missile-launching system.   
 
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari also said that the hovercrafts can be used to patrol the country’s coastal waters, carry out reconnaissance and search and rescue missions on land and sea, conduct offensive operations, and transport troops and equipment.     
 
In addition, Sayyari said that the Sahand destroyer, which is more advanced than its predecessors, has been manufactured to increase the country’s deterrence capability. 
 
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