TEHRAN (ISNA)- Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Navy has obtained self-sufficiency in manufacturing equipment required for the country’s naval activities.
“Today, we can claim that we do not need any other country to supply our equipment. We have manufactured missile-launcher warship, destroyer, submarine and the related ammunition and we are using them,” he said.
He also added that strengthening Iranian armed forces and Navy aims to defend Iranian borders, interests and sources.
Sayyari stressed that the country has been never seeking aggression against other countries. “We are keen to put our defense and deterrence power in a level which we can confront any threat and remove it any time.”
The capability of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not a threat for anyone, but it aims to defend borders, interests and resources of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said.
Sayyari has already highlighted Iran’s know-how to manufacture a wide range of military equipment and expressed the country’s preparedness to export its products to the naval forces of other countries.
The Iranian commander also said domestically-manufactured Fateh (conqueror) submarine as well as Damavand destroyer are slated to join the Navy in the near future.
“As we managed to build such destroyers and submarines, we also possess the ability to manufacture aircraft carriers and heavy submarines,” he stated, adding, “In our country, academic centers, knowledge-based companies and industries join hands and create high capabilities.”
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
Iran has so far launched different classes of home-made advanced submarines including Fateh, Ghadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq and Sina.
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