DM: New submarines, destroyer to join naval fleet this week

FNA – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced on Wednesday that the country’s Naval forces will be equipped with two new home-made submarines and a destroyer soon.

“Tomorrow, two Qadir-class submarines will join the Naval fleet of the Army,” General Hatami told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting.

“Also, on Saturday, a Jamaran-class destroyer, named Sahand, will join the Naval fleet,” he added.

Iran has made major achievements in manufacturing different weapons and military equipment.

In relevant remarks last Saturday, Iranian Army Deputy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that a domestically-built destroyer a submarine would join Iran’s naval fleet in the near future.

The admiral said the domestically developed and built destroyer, Sahand, and home-made submarine, Fateh, would launch operation soon in future.

He praised efforts made by talented and skillful Iranian engineers and navy experts, reminding that the two vessels have been designed and built at a time when Iran has been under harsh sanctions for four decades.

Late in July, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced that the construction jobs and naval tests on the home-made destroyer, Sahand, were also being accomplished, adding that it would be put into operation by the end of this fall along with Dena.

“Fateh submarine which is the first mid-class submarine built by the Islamic Republic of Iran will also be unveiled soon,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.

He also referred to efforts to overhaul Damavand, a destroyer which sunk in the Caspian Sea in January after it suffered damages during the stormy weather of Anzali Port in Northern Iran, and said overhaul of the giant vessel would end by the yearend “and it will have the same, and even more, capabilities in less than two years”.