TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country will unveil new home-made surface and subsurface vessels in the current year (started on March 20).
News ID: 65606
Publish Date: 15August 2017 - 17:17
"New equipment, including surface and subsurface
vessels units, and other equipment made in the country will be unveiled in the
Northern and Southern parts (waters) of the country," Rear Admiral Sayyari
said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern port city of Bandar Anzali on
He also added that a new missile-launching warship, named
Separ, will join the country's Northern fleet in the next few days.
In relevant remarks in March, Rear Admiral Sayyari announced
that several advanced surface and subsurface vessels will join the country's
fleet soon in future.
Speaking to FNA, Sayyari also said that "we hope to
launch these new vessels in the near future".
Sayyari also referred to the launch of Iran's newly-made
destroyer, 'Damavand', in the Caspian Sea in the same month, and said the
destroyer enjoys more agility and higher technology compared with the previous
models of Mowdge-class destroyers.
Sayyari underscored that Damavand joined the Iranian navy
fleet in the Northern waters in line with the country's policy of good
neighborly relations, adding that the military vessel will help establish
security in the Sea alongside other existing arrangements and systems.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its
defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military
equipment and systems.
Iranian officials have always stressed that the country's
military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived
as a threat to any other country.