The Iranian navy has received two home-grown new Ghadir-class mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf.
One of the submarines was built in 18 months. The other, previously built took 10 months to overhaul, Associated Press reported quoting Iran’s state-TV Thursday.
The TV report says the two Ghadir-class submarines have sonar-evading technology and can launch missiles from under water, as well as fire torpedoes and drop marine mines. Iran began manufacturing Ghadir subs in 2005. The first was unveiled in 2007 and by 2012, five such submarines were incorporated into Iran’s navy.
Midget submarines weigh less than 150 metric tons and are used for short missions, with no living accommodations for a crew of up to nine.
Iran has so far launched different classes of domestically-built advanced submarines including Ghadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq and Sina, PressTV reported Thursday.
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Iran on Sunday inducted a new homegrown submarine dubbed Fateh (Conqueror) into the countrys Navy, the local media reports. The submarine was unveiled at a ceremony in Irans southern port city of Bandar Abbas
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Iran's newly inducted home-grown Ghadir-class mini submarines will take part in the country's military drill within the perimeters of Irans southern territorial waters, in the Indian Ocean this winter. “Navy's equipment, including the two Ghadir-class submarines that recently joined Iran's naval fleet, would take part in the drill,” Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani was quoted as saying by PressTV Saturday
Iran on Saturday added a domestically-made “Sahand” stealth destroyer to its fleet and tested a medium-range ballistic missile for the first time, proving its technological advancement with respect to stealth capabiity. It launched its first locally made destroyer in the year 2010
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