You talk about a subject ripe for discussion;
A newly inaugurated Iranian destroyer test fired a surface-to-surface missile in the Gulf on Tuesday, Iran's Fars news agency reported.Funny - I though Noor was Persian for "Saccade" or maybe "Target."
According to the IRNA news agency the anti-ship missile, dubbed Nour, or Light, destroyed its target.
The test is considered part of an assessment of the ship's capabilities. The missile has been used regularly in war games over the past years.
If you want more info on the Iranian domestically build "Destroyer" (really just a basic Corvette) - here is a primer.
Iran has put into service the country’s first domestically produced guided-missile destroyer, the Jamaran.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched the 94-meter (308-foot), 1,400-ton vessel at a site in the Persian Gulf, state-run Press TV said today.
Iran’s success in developing the ship shows the country is technologically self-sufficient though it is under international sanctions, the state-run broadcaster said. All research, design and production of the ship took place in Iran, where the project benefited from the work of 120 universities and research institutes, according to state television.
President Barack Obama is accelerating the deployment of new defenses against possible Iranian missile attacks in the Persian Gulf, the New York Times reported Jan. 31, citing administration and military officials. Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain, where the U.S. Navy has its regional base, agreed to host the systems, the Times said.
The new Iranian destroyer’s maximum speed is 30 knots and it can carry a crew of 140, Press TV said. It has anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles, torpedoes, naval cannons and a helipad, the channel said. More ships in the Jamaran class are under construction, Press TV cited Iran’s navy as saying.So - how is the ASCM inventory, training, and capability in our Surface Navy? Ahem.
"-1" if you take the lame LCS ASW weapons dodge of "... our helicopter/aviation/off-board weapon system will do that... " answer - as if aircraft are always in an up status, with weapons, with the right weather, with the right crew rest, with a timely targeting solution ... etc ... etc ...