Tehran, Iran, Nov. 22
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Nov. 22 that the country's fleet has been equipped with a very sophisticated torpedo.
"The torpedo can be fired from submarines, destroyers, and even helicopters," he said, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on Nov. 22.
"Fateh (conqueror) submarine and Damavand destroyer will be unveiled in the near future," Sayyari noted.
"We are waiting for an order from the high-ranking officials to join the mentioned vessels to the country's fleet," he said.
In recent years, Iran's Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers, Press TV reported.
In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.
Iran's Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.