Commander: Navy Ready to Launch Advanced Home-Made Submarine
- August, 29, 2013 - 17:13
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Thursday that the most advanced Iranian-made submarine, dubbed Fateh (Conqueror), is ready to be launched.
Fateh is one of the most advanced submarines of the country and the region today, and is considered a great achievement for the country’s navy, Rear Admiral Sayyari said in Iran's southern city of Shiraz.
He added that Iran is among the few countries in the world that have managed to construct destroyers, missile launchers, and submarines.
With the new submarine, dubbed the Fateh, the Iranian navy will be equipped with the full range of light, medium and heavy submarines.
Speaking to Tasnim earlier in August about production of Fateh submarine, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy Admiral Gholam Reza Biqam said, “The construction phases of this submarine is underway at the Defense Industries Organization and will be completed in the near future.”
Biqam expressed hope that the 527-ton Fateh submarine would soon join Iran's defense forces.
The new submarine is highly mobile and can move fast in deep waters. It is also capable of firing torpedoes and planting mines.
The 527- ton Fateh submarine is considered a medium undersurface vessel whose weigh at depth increases to 593 tons. The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonic radar system for identifying enemy vessels.
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.