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Iran lost one of its most modern ships

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul8,2024

Iran has lost one of the most modern ships


One of Iran's most modern frigates “Sahand” sank in the port of Bandar Abbas, reports Naval News.

Local media reported the sinking of the frigate on July 7, 2024. According to the published photo, the frigate lies on the port side, the bow of which is higher than the stern. Only the sides of the hull are visible above the water.

The vessel is 12 years old and is one of the most modern surface combatants in the Iranian Navy.

"Sahand" was supplied by Britain before the revolution and remained in service with the Iranian Navy. Since construction, the ship has been upgraded, including the installation of a new AESA radar, 4-8 medium-range air defense missiles and double the number of anti-ship missiles. This may have raised its center of gravity.

Warships have been deployed to the Red Sea, where they are suspected of helping the Houthi Movement attack merchant ships there. The Houthis use weapons provided by Iran. This includes anti-ship ballistic missiles, uncrewed surface ships, anti-ship missiles and drones. It is quite possible that Iranian ships provided intelligence data and assisted in targeting.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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