Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic will be unveiling the domestically designed and built Fateh (Conqueror) submarine in the next few months.
Speaking on the sidelines of a Cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Brigadier General Dehqan stated that the launch of Fateh submarine is among defense achievements which will be unveiled within the next 100 days.
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on July 1 that Fateh submarine will once more prove the Iranian Navy’s capability to manufacture, equip and utilize its own fleet of submarines.
Iran has so far launched different classes of advanced submarines including Fateh, Ghadir, Qaem and Nahang.
In September 2012, Iran’s Navy launched the super-heavy Tareq 901 submarine, overhauled by Iranian experts.
Ghadir submarine was first unveiled in 2007. The 120-ton submarine has excellent shallow depth performance and can conduct prolonged coastal missions and launch torpedoes.
Over the recent years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly made clear that its military might is merely based on the nation’s defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.
By Press TV
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