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Iran adds a sophisticated warship to its Caspian Sea fleet

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state media say the country’s navy has added a destroyer to its Caspian Sea fleet capable of launching cruise missiles. A report on Monday by the state-owned IRNA news agency says the 1,400-ton Deilaman destroyer, named for a town in the north of Iran, is able to launch torpedoes while traveling at 30 knots. The report says that Deilaman can detect more than 100 targets, including vessels, drones, helicopters, submarines and aircraft, simultaneously. This is the sixth warship Iran has commissioned in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water in the world, shared by Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.

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