Iran to unveil new advanced radar system and four missile warships

Politics Materials 23 November 2013 11:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran will unveil a new naval phased array radar system dubbed 'Asr' on Nov.27, IRNA quoted Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying on November 23.

Four new missile warships will also be unveiled on the occasion of the National Day of Navy on Nov.27, he added. Lavan, Sirjan, Neyzeh, and Tabarzin ships will join the national fleet today and tomorrow, he said.

The Navy is also planning to unveil another warship 'Sahand', he added.

In recent years, Iran's Navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly asserted that its overseas naval presence is meant to convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Navy has also been conducting patrols in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.