Iran Wants to Build a New 7000 Ton Destroyer
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Middle East

But can Tehran pull it off?

Key point: Tehran likes to talk a big game, but it is unclear if it can build such a new warship.

The Iranian navy announced it would build a new kind of warship -- a destroyer displacing as much as 7,000 tons of water, potentially placing it roughly in the same class as major American and European surface combatants.

Be skeptical. Iran for decades has failed significantly to expand its surface fleet. The lack of resources that so far...

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