Iran’s naval fleet in the Caspian Sea has received a new home-grown missile-launching corvette, ‘Separ’ (shield).
The 47 meters long vessel can sail at a maximum speed of 35 knots, and is about four meters in height. It is equipped with locally-made advance weapons, including surface-to-surface missiles, naval guns, and fire control radars capable of detecting fighter jets and cruise missiles, Tasnim news reported Tuesday.
The new homegrown vessel officially joined the Iranian Navy at a ceremony in the northern port city of Anzali on Tuesday morning, attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
Speaking to reporters, Commander of Caspian Fleet Rear Admiral Ahmad Reza Baqeri said Separ, a Peykan-class warship, has been fully designed and manufactured by the local experts.
Separ is an all-weather vessel manufactured in two and half years.