Iran to Unveil Advanced Submarine in Near Future
- August, 10, 2013 - 17:30
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran plans to unveil its latest advanced home-made submarine in the near future, a senior Iranian Navy commander announced today.
With the new submarine, dubbed as Fateh (Conquerer), the Iranian Navy will be equipped with the full range of light, semi-heavy and heavy submarines.
Speaking to Tasnim about production of Fateh submarine, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy Admiral Gholam Reza Biqam said, “The construction phases of this submarine are underway at the Defense Industries Organization and will be completed in the near future.”
Biqam expressed the hope that the 527-ton Fateh submarine would soon join Iran's defense forces.
The new submarine is highly mobile and enjoys proper speed in deep waters. It is also capable of firing torpedoes and planting mines.
The 527 ton Fateh submarine is considered as a semi-heavy undersurface vessel whose weigh at depth increases to 593 tons. The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonic radar system for identifying enemy vessels and uses missile defense system.
In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.