Iran plans to build new submarines

Iran Submarine
The 600-ton submarine Fateh is armed with four 533-mm torpedoes, and it can carry eight sea mines and two reserve torpedoes.

Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, Commander of the Iranian Navy, outlined the country’s plans for the manufacture of new domestic submarines, Tasnim agency reported.

In a radio interview on Wednesday, the Iranian Navy chief stated that Iran had developed sophisticated naval equipment with national resources.

The Admiral stated that the Navy will produce new submarines in the near future, referring to the domestically manufactured submarines that are already in service. He also revealed plans for the production of heavy destroyers, stating that a number of Jamaran- and Sahand-class destroyers are now under construction.

So far, the country has launched various classes of indigenous submarines, including the Qadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq, and Sina.

In a meeting with Navy commanders in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised as “great and fabulous” the advances made by military forces, particularly the Navy, since the Islamic Revolution’s victory in 1979, saying the Navy’s success in bringing homegrown vessels into services, such as the Sahand destroyer or Fateh and Qadir submarines, heralds more progress day by day.

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