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Iran Flexing Muscles Part 2: a New ‘Stealth’ Frigate?

The newly built hull of IRI Sahand launched at Bandar Abas - September 2012
The lead ship of a new class of missile frigates was launched last month at Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas. The new vessel - IRI Sahand was described at the official announcement as the largest, most modern naval vessel built by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The new vessel utilizes a new radar absorbing hull structure, although the design itself is based on the current 1,500 ton Moudge Class light frigate.

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