The Iranian Navy has recently showcased their latest addition of ‘ingeniously built’ warships and submarines. The two Ghadir class submarines, which have the capability to fire missiles and torpedoes at the same time, and the Sina-7 warship were launched at Bandar Abbas, near the Strait of Hormuz.
However, another addition made by the navy in its fleet is in the form of a bright turquoise blue submarine. The eye-catching creation which is around the size of a frigate is equipped with anti-ship missiles. On the occasion Iranian navy commander Habibollah Sayyari also boasted of the country’s ability to built its own destroyers and submarines.
‘Thanks to the Islamic Revolution, Iran has acquired the know-how to build submarines. No one believed that we would reach a point where we would build destroyers capable of carrying helicopters and missiles in the Sea of Oman and oceans … because it’s a very difficult task to build destroyers and submarines’.
The unveiling of these navy vessels comes a day after a diagram leaked from a country critical to Iran’s nuclear program showed that the nuclear bomb being developed by Iran is more powerful than the one that was used in World War II.