Iran’s navy equipped with new warships
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Two warships and four frigates equipped with missile systems joined the Iranian Navy's fleet on Dec.1 during a ceremony attended by Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi.
Two "Sirik" and "Kalat" class warships as well as Fajr, Shams, Fath and Nour frigates for maritime patrol which are equipped with home-made surface-to-surface missile systems handed over to Iran's navy, the Islamic Republic Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, the country's Tasnim news agency reported Dec. 1.
The frigates have stealth capability, Sayyari said, adding their small size makes them less visible to enemy radars.
He added that all Iranian navy frigates are to be equipped with missiles.
Iran's Army also unveiled a new hovercraft and a series of helicopters that are used for naval operations during the ceremony.
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.
Edited by CN