TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi announced on Saturday that the Navy forces will launch a newly optimized submarine in the near future.
“The Navy’s new subsurface vessel will be ready and launched soon to enhance the Army’s power,” Salehi told reporters in the Southern province of Bushehr today.
“The subsurface vessel has been optimized by the Army’s capable forces with the help of old and new achievements and equipment,” he added.
In relevant remarks earlier today, Salehi praised the high capabilities of Iranian Navy forces and experts, underlining that the country could overhaul and build different types of surface and subsurface vessels.
“Our capabilities are growing each day and we have managed to promote and improve what we have, thanks to Iranian experts’ powerful hands,” Salehi said on the sidelines of a ceremony held in the Southern province of Bushehr to display the Navy’s new achievements.
“In the very near future we will witness the building, renovation and innovation of surface and subsurface vessels by the Navy,” he added.
Meantime, Salehi emphasized that Iran’s knowledge and capabilities to build different military tools and equipment has no message to the other world nations, but peace and friendship.
Earlier in the ceremony, the Navy displayed the domestically-overhauled engines of several Kaman-class missile-launching warships and three other major achievements.
During the ceremony in the Southern province of Bushehr on Saturday, a 1,000-ton dry pool, and the first tower for synchronizing the weapon and fire control systems of missile-launching warships went into operation and an aerial refueling operation was conducted with RH mine-sweeper helicopters.
The dry pool is 70 meters in length, 28 meters in width and 3 meters in height and with a 1,000-ton capacity.
Also, the Navy experts and pilots managed, for the first time, to carry out aerial refueling with mine-sweeper RH helicopters.
Iranian fighter jets have been carrying out aerial refueling operations for more than four decades now, but this is the first time ever that aerial refueling of RH helicopters was done in Iran, giving the choppers a longer operational range.
The operation was done in the presence of Major General Salehi.
The Navy experts also displayed the overhauled the engines of Kaman-class missile-launching warships in a show of domestic knowledge and capability.
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