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Iran Navy unveils new achievements

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A file photo of Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (3rd-L) overseeing a ceremony to unveil the force’s new achievements

Iran’s Navy has unveiled new technological achievements in the areas of naval defense, including advanced radar systems and defensive weapons.

The inauguration took place during an official ceremony with Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in attendance on Tuesday.

The achievements comprised a Towing Tank Project aimed at building a model basin for the hydrodynamnical testing of vessels, the Saamen Project, which focuses on designing and building a system for controlling the Jamaran-class missile destroyers’ naval surface and aerial fire, and the LPIR (low probability of intercept radar) project.

The ceremony further witnessed the unveiling of a project for the enhancement of the country’s Sea Shield Radar system, which integrates various radars, and the Mersad Project, which features the manufacturing of a digital component for Mark 46 lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes.

The curtain was also lifted off a storm simulation project, a project involving the building of a damage control simulator serving naval units, the Damavand Project, which oversees the designing of a passive decoy for misleading radars through passive electromagnetic defense, and the inauguration of a system used to discover enemy X band radars.

Rear Admiral Sayyari said during the ceremony that the Iranian Navy’s presence in international waters follows international rules and serves to protect Iranian commercial vessels and oil tankers.

“Our presence in international waters does not constitute a violation of other countries’ rights,” he said.

The Navy chief announced that the force will also be inaugurating a semi-heavy Fateh-class submarine, which can operate more than 200 meters below the sea surface for nearly five weeks, as well as a Moudge-class destroyer, dubbed Sahand, in the near future.

He also said the Navy had now gained the capabilities to perform basic repair on the world’s most advanced submarines.

Iran has asserted that it only uses its naval might for defensive purposes and to signal a message of peace and security to other nations.

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