Feb 16, 2019 14:32 Asia/Tehran
  • Fateh submarine to join Iran’s Navy:  General Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the Fateh submarine, manufactured in Iran with 100-percent Iranian technology, will soon join the Iranian Navy.

Iran Press/Iran news: Defense Minister Hatami added on Saturday that the Fateh submarine with a 100-percent domestically-sourced technology will join Iran’s Navy and become operational tomorrow, after successfully completing the final tests.

Thanks to the efforts of the dedicated and capable specialists of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization, Hatami said Fateh (Conqueror) submarine will be unveiled on Sunday, February 17, in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Mehr news agency reported.

The 600-ton Fateh is a semi-heavy submarines and is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry such as torpedoes and naval mines.

Brigadier General Amir Hatami added that Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization is prepared to carry out the missions of the Islamic Republic's powerful Naval Forces, including the IRGC, Army and the Police Force in designing, constructing and supplying advanced marine equipment and weapons, fast, surface, sub-surface and ground-effect vehicles using state-of-the-art technology.

Defense Minister Hatami also said that Iran’s Navy deployed its first submarine some two decades ago and has succeeded in acquiring advanced technology despite all the sanctions imposed against the country.

Iran has so far launched different classes of domestically-built advanced submarines including Ghadir, Ghaem, Nahang, Taregh and Sina.105/ 211 /207


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