Iran, Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan

Iran Adds Cruise Missile-Capable Ship to Caspian Sea Fleet

Iranian state media announced that it has added a cruise-missile capable destroyer to its fleet in the Caspian Sea, capable of detecting over 100 targets at once.

The Deylaman. (Photo: IRNA Iran state media.)

Iran has added a cruise missile-capable destroyer to its fleet in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water shared by Iran with Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Iranian state media IRNA announced today that it has added a cruise missile capable destroyer to its fleet in the Caspian Sea, one capable of detecting over 100 targets simultaneously, according to a report in the Associated Press.

According to IRNA, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces stated that the ship would "ensure lasting safety in northern Iran" and that it would "enhance sustainable safety in the Caspian Sea."

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