Iran's New Home-Made Submarine Nearing Completion - commander
The Iranian commander Tuesday said that the construction process of Fateh submarine is implementing normally and is nearing completion, Fars news agency reported.
Fateh submarine will be delivered to the Iranian Navy in the near future, Khadem Bigham pointed out.
Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari had earlier this year informed of the country's plan for unveiling a new submarine.
"Fateh submarine, Kaman-class missile-launcher warships and Jamaran 2 destroyer will become operational in the current year," Rear Admiral Sayyari told reporters.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Iran in late 2012 boosted its naval power in the Persian Gulf waters after a new missile launching vessel and two light submarines joined its Navy fleet.
The body of Sina-7 missile-launching frigate was launched in a ceremony in Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas on the occasion of the National Day of Navy in November.
During the ceremony attended by the Iranian Navy commander, two Qadir-class light submarines also joined the Iranian naval fleet.