Iran launches stealth de­stroyer in Gulf

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Lesley Roberts -

Iran yes­ter­day un­veiled a new high- tech war­ship, with radar-dodg­ing stealth de­vices.

The Sa­hand de­stroyer, which can stay at sea five months with­out re­sup­plies, will be based at Bandar Ab­bas on the Gulf.

It has a f light deck for hel icopters , tor­pedo launch­ers, anti-air­craft and

Septem­ber. She won two golds and a bronze for Scot­land as a teen at the2010Com­mon­wealth Games and a sil­ver and bronze at Glas­gow 2014. Their mum Shirley is Scot­land’s most dec­o­rated woman in Com­mon­wealth Games his­tory. She won a gold, a sil­ver and two bronze medals. Dad Don­ald twice struck gold at the Com­mon­wealth Fed­er­a­tion Cham­pi­onships and com­peted in the 2002 Com­mon­wealth Games be­fore be­com­ing a coach.

He said: “We’ve been us­ing the fir­ing range at Ed­in­burgh Uni­ver­sity since Mead­ow­bank closed but it’s only 25m. Seon­aid needs a 50m range. The only place in the UK that is suit­able is in Wi­gan.

“There’s fund­ing avail­able but we re­ally need some­one kind enough to let us use a suit­able in­door venue at a good price.

“We have the train­ing equip­ment, which could be trans­ported and make the area safe.

“Seon­aid needs to get proper train­ing for Tokyo.

“Some­where on the east coast would be ideal but any­thing in the west or cen­tral belt would be ap­pre­ci­ated, too.”

Brit ish Shoot ing said: “It ’ s im­por­tant that Seon­aid has the lo­cal train­ing venue pro­vi­sions re­quired to sup­port her Tokyo 2020 prepa­ra­tions.” anti-ship guns, sur­face-to­sur­face and sur­face-to-air mis­siles and elec­tronic war­fare ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The war­ship could in­crease ten­sions with the US as pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump pulled out of an in­ter­na­tional agree­ment on Iran’s nu­clear pro­gramme in May and reim­posed sanc­tions on Tehran.

HIT GIRL Shooter Seon­aid

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