Commander: Iranian navy to unveil new achievements late November

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the Navy plans to unveil new weaponry and technological achievements on November 28.

November 28 marks the ‘Navy Day’ in Iran during which the Navy discloses its latest achievements in building weaponry and equipment every year.

Sayyari also underlined indigenization of the construction of destroyers in Iran, and told FNA in the Northern port city of Bandar Anzali that “a number of plants in Southern and Northern Iran are building destroyers and providing the needs of the Navy”.

Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

Iran in June launched its overhauled and modernized destroyer named Bayandor in the Southern waters of the country in the presence of Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi and Rear Admiral Sayyari.

Elsewhere, Sayyari reminded the Iranian flotilla of warships’ presence in the international waters and the country’s preparedness to deploy its Navy forces in the Atlantic Ocean, South Indian Ocean and other free waters, and said, “This year, we dispatched our warships to the China Sea, of course, in the framework of the international laws.”

In March this year, the Iranian warships docked in Zhangjiagang after a 13,000-kilometer voyage in 40 days as part of their mission to convey Iran’s message of peace and friendship to the East Asian states.In April the Navy’s 24th fleet of warships docked in Southern Iran after successfully conducting a 72-day mission in international waters to provide maritime security in the region.

The Iranian flotilla comprised of Khark chopper carrier and Sabalan destroyer and was on a mission to the Pacific Ocean since late January.

Presence in the Indian and Pacific oceans and the China Sea, patrolling Southeast Asia’s strategic Strait of Malacca, crossing the Equator, docking at China’s port city of Zhangjiagang port and identifying 370 surface and subsurface vessel units were among the important tasks carried out by the fleet.

By Fars News Agency


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