Iran’s Navy geared to cross Atlantic Ocean: Commander

Tasnim– Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for the country’s naval forces to sail across the Atlantic Ocean.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, the commander said crossing the Atlantic Ocean is on the agenda of the Navy.

His comments came a week after an Iranian naval flotilla sailed for the first time into the Atlantic waters as part of a military mission.

The Iranian Navy’s 44th flotilla of warships entered the Atlantic Ocean on November 22 after making a port call at South Africa’s Port of Durban.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rear Admiral Sayyari said a large-scale naval war game, codenamed Velayat-95- will be staged as scheduled in the Iranian month of Bahman, which starts on January 20, 2017.

The commander was speaking on the sidelines of an exhibition, held to unveil a number of new systems and projects for manufacturing military equipment including naval radars, simulators, and torpedoes.

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.

Tehran has repeatedly stated that its military might is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.