Iran Navy to unveil missile-launching warship
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:30AM
One of the new achievements of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Sina 7 missile-launching warship… which will be unveiled on Wednesday (November 28)." Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah SayyariIranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country will unveil an indigenously-made missile-launching warship in the coming days. “One of the new achievements of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Sina 7 missile-launching warship… which will be unveiled on Wednesday (November 28),” Sayyari said on Monday. “Two new Ghadir-class submarines will also become operational on Wednesday and an advanced simulator for instructing the personnel of Ghadir submarine will be unveiled,” the Iranian commander added. The Ghadir-class submarine was first unveiled in 2007. The 120-ton vessel has excellent shallow-depth performance and can conduct prolonged coastal missions. The Iranian commander added that the second phase of the construction process of Sahand destroyer would also be initiated in the southern port of Bandar Abbas. Iran's Navy first unveiled the indigenously-made Sahand destroyer in Bandar Abbas on September 8 alongside the overhauled super-heavy Tareq 901 submarine. Sayyari added that two hovercrafts, BH7 and SRNX (Tondar) will also join the Army’s Navy on Wednesday.
The Iranian commander said Jamaran destroyer is currently patrolling Bab el-Mandeb Strait along with the 23rd fleet of Iran’s warships.Jamaran, Iran’s first domestically-built destroyer, was launched in the waters of the Persian Gulf in February 2010. The 1,420-ton destroyer is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities, has a top speed of up to 30 knots and a helipad and also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in essential military equipment and systems. Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence. MYA/HMV/HJL