The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) vessel Konarak is now based in the city after which it is named, the Iranian media reported on 8 October.
Described in the media reports as a missile ship, Konarak is one of eight Hendijan-class tenders that were built for the IRIN in the Netherlands in 1988-1991. Additional Hendijans have been built in Iran and some have been armed with Noor anti-ship missiles.
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