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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2021 9:25 p.m. PST

"Although it has barely been reported in English language sources, the Iranian Navy has taken delivery of another Mowj class frigate. The Mowj class are an indigenous design based on the British built Alvand Class light frigates. In Iranian parlance they are often called 'Destroyers'. The newest ship differs from her predecessors.

The ship, IRIS Dena (75), is the first built at the Shahid Darvishi yard near Bandar Abbas. Despite being launched more recently, her superstructure is less modern than the preceding IRIS Sahand (74). That featured slightly canted sides to reduce the radar signature, and a new 30mm 'Kamand' AAA. That is based on the Russian AK630 family. Dena has older weapons,such as the 40mm Bofors AA. But she does have a version of the Asr phased-array radar which may be a major step forward for the frigate program…."



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Andrew Walters06 Jan 2021 12:46 p.m. PST

Wikipedia tells me that the British built the Alvand Class from '68-'72, so, um, that was a little while ago.

A big feature of phased array radar is that you don't have to move the antenna. That is clearly a steerable antenna, though wikipedia does say the Iranian ASR is a phased array type.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2021 12:53 p.m. PST



Murvihill08 Jan 2021 2:41 p.m. PST

They use phased array to provide altitude in air search radar, maybe that's what they are referring to?

arealdeadone08 Jan 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

Iranians claim a lot for their local propaganda proposes.

The Alvand class corvette was obsolete by 1980s standards and these Iranian ships offer little better in terms of upgrades.

Still some capability is better than no capability.

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