Military Knowledge: Jamaran Frigate
Jamaran is the lead ship of the Iranian Moudge-class frigate 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.
More ships in its class are under construction to be added to the Iranian fleets in the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. The ship is designed for a crew of 140. Jamaran combines anti-submarine assets with other systems of weapons capable of dealing with surface and air threats as well.
It has 94.5 m length and maximum speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) carries 140 crew and helicopter. Jamaran was built using indigenous and foreign parts and collaboration of 120 universities and institutes. The engine is made by France but since the gearbox, shaft and propeller were not given against the contract, these parts including 12 m power shaft were designed and built by Iranian specialists.
Length 94.5 m, Width 11 m
Speed: 30 knots, 56 km/h
Operational range: 3,000 nautical miles (more than 5,500 km)
Aviation facilities: Helipad for a Bell 212 or SH-3 Sea King helicopter.
2 × triple 324 mm torpedoes (Kuseh type)
1 × 76 mm Fajr-27 auto-cannon
2 × 20 mm Fath cannons
1 × 40 mm Fateh anti aircraft cannon
4 × surface-to-surface Noor, Qader, Qadir missiles
4× surface-to-air Mehrab missiles