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The Alvand-class destroyers are a class of destroyers built for the Republic of Iran Navy in the late 1990s. It was the first surface combatant designed by Iranian defense contractors.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1996-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 466 feet (142.04 meters)
    • Beam: 59 feet (17.98 meters)
    • Draft: 27 feet (8.23 meters)
    • Displacement: 8,200 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 325 (25 officers and 300 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Rolls Royce SM1C Marine Spey gas turbines, 2 x shafts, 104,600 shp (78 MW)
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30+ knots (55.56+ km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)5 C/D-Band Long Range 3D Air Search RDF
    • Ericsson HC150 Sea Giraffe G/H Medium Air/Surface RDF
    • Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I-Band Navigation RDF
    • Thales STIR 1.8 Tracking and Illumination RDF
    • Raytheon Mk.99 Fire Control System
    • Type 909 I/J-Band Sea Dart Fire Control RDF x 4
    • Type 910 Sea Wolf Fire Control RDF x 2
    • Thales PHS-36 Hull Mounted ASDIC
    • Thales Anaconda VLF Towed Array ASDIC
    • AWADS Combat Management System
    • SCOT Satellite Communications System
  • Countermeasures:
    • Rascal Thorne Sceptre-A ESM
    • Telefunken PST-1720 Telegon 10 RDF Intercept Unit
    • AWA Defence Industries Nulka decoy launcher
  • Armament:
    • 2 x OTO Melara 5"/64-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x 4-cannister SSM Launchers (fires SSM-1B anti-ship missiles)
    • 2 x 48-cell VLS (fires Mehrab and Thunderbolt AAMs Storm Wind cruise missiles, and Ikara Mk.III ASW missiles)
    • 2 x 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes
    • 1 x Thales Nederland 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 4 x 12.7mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Agusta-Westland Merlin maritime helicopter
  • Avation Facilities: Helicopter Pad with Beartrap and Enclosed Hangar

Unit Run[]

  • RIS Alvand (D18)
  • RIS Alborz (D19)
  • RIS Sabalan (D20)
  • RIS Sahand (D21)
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