Iranian Navy Equipped with Advanced Torpedo
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Navy commander on Saturday announced that the Navy has successfully test-fired a new type of state-of-the-art torpedo in the country's southern waters.
“The weapon will improve our maritime combat power and will be highly effective,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.
The commander also said that two anti-submarine helicopters, an anti-surface helicopter and a hovercraft have also been added to the Navy’s fleet.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari also named the complete overhaul of five missile-launching frigates of Fath-class warships, and equipping them with surface-to-surface missiles, unveiling two other missile-launching frigates, and a new 3D radar system called “Asr” as the latest achievements of the Iranian Navy.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the commander said that the homegrown Fateh and Damavan destroyers will be unveiled soon.
He also said that Navy will stage a large-scale naval exercise, codenamed “Velayat 93” off the Coast of Makran, in the Sea of Oman in December.
Back in February, Rear Admiral Sayyari had announced that his forces are working on three upgraded versions of Jamaran-class warships, known as Jamaran-3, 4 and 5.
The indigenous destroyer is now in service, being employed for various naval missions.
The Iranian Navy’s 32nd fleet of warships, which departed for the Gulf of Aden in November to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers in the international waters, includes a Jamaran destroyer as well.