Iranian Navy Commander said on Saturday that the force will take delivery of a new domestically designed and manufactured destroyer within the next few months.

Iran PressIran news: Addressing students at Sharif University of Technology in the capital Tehran during a ceremony in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1980-88 Iraq-imposed war, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said "Deylaman" is furnished with much more advanced and elaborate systems compared to the military vessels already unveiled.

"The homegrown military vessel will soon join Iran’s naval fleet," Irani highlighted.

He described Deylaman as much more sophisticated than the Dena destroyer, the fourth Jamaran-class destroyer manufactured by the Defense Ministry’s naval industries.

The Iranian destroyer is equipped with various defense and offense systems, designed to make long journeys in the oceans, and capable of reconnaissance and hitting various aerial, surface, and submarine targets. Dena is also capable of carrying helicopters on its deck.

Iran does not need aircraft carrier

Regarding the possibility of developing an aircraft carrier by the Navy, he said: "We have the scientific ability and technical know-how to do developed aircraft carriers, but we don't need such a warship at the moment. We are manufacturing drone carriers."

"We also do not intend to buy or build a nuclear warship, as we did not feel the need for this ship," the admiral stated.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Irani stated that the Iranian Navy plans to set up a research base in Antarctica.

"Iran’s southeastern Makran coast is directly connected to the South Pole and the deployment of Iranian servicemen in that region would be of a practical nature," he said.