Admiral Habibollah Sayyari: New submarine, destroyer to join Iran Navy soon

The commander of the Iranian Navy says a new domestically-manufactured submarine and a home-made destroyer will soon join the country’s naval fleet.

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said at a press conference on Saturday that Iran will soon unveil Fateh (Conqueror) submarine and Damavand destroyer.

Sayyari added that two newly-overhauled SH combat helicopters and an anti-surface AB212 helicopter will also join the Iranian Navy, and also noted that Iran’s self sufficiency in the defense sector has made it capable of exporting its innovative military hardware.

Fateh, which weighs nearly 500 tons, is Iran’s latest semi-heavy submarine.

Sayyari’s counterpart, Rear Admiral Ali Gholamzadeh, the head of research and self-sufficiency organization of Iran’s Navy, recently announced that Iran monitors the US, Britain and the Zionist entity to keep abreast of their technology and military equipment.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

Iran has so far launched different classes of home-made advanced submarines including Fateh, Ghadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq and Sina.

In January 2013, Iran also unveiled the combat helicopter Toufan 2 (Storm 2), which enjoys modern and advanced technologies, including high-precision targeting capability.

The Islamic Republic has also conducted several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

Iran says its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

Source: Press TV

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