Iran Begins Mass Production of ‘Valfajr’ Smart Torpedo

Iran Begins Mass Production of ‘Valfajr’ Smart Torpedo

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran on Tuesday started producing a smart, high-speed torpedo in the assembly line.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari inaugurated the production line of the homegrown torpedo in a ceremony on Tuesday morning.

The defense minister said in the ceremony that Valfajr, which enjoys “very advanced technologies”, has been designed and manufactured by the local experts.

Valfajr is a smart torpedo with high speed that cannot be diverted, he added.

Thanks to its warhead with huge destructive power, the torpedo can steal up on the targets and annihilate and sink big naval vessels within seconds, the minister noted.

A distinguishing feature of Valfajr is the short pre-launch preparation time, which dramatically increases the tactical capabilities, performance and rapid reaction of the combat units, either warships or the submarines, he explained.

Dehqan noted that Valfajr has longer range, more precision and higher destructive power than the previous torpedoes.

“This weapon, which is mostly utilized in the submarines, can detect the target with radars and sonar, can follow the target smartly and annihilate it with very high destructive power,” Dehqan added.

The Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran has already made it clear that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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