Navy to Commission Domestic Sub in March

Navy to Commission Domestic Sub in MarchNavy to Commission Domestic Sub in March

Navy commander said the domestically-made submarine Fateh (Conqueror) will be inducted by next March, saying a second version of the military watercraft will also be manufactured.

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the manufacturing process of Fateh has been completed and the sub is undergoing laboratory and field tests, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He added that the second version of Fateh will be much better, pledging a “powerful subsurface fleet” in the southern waters for effective deterrence. Highlighting the advanced technology used in submarines, Khanzadi said the fact that Iran has the technical know-how to manufacture submarines indicates that it has no limitations in producing other military equipment. The 527-ton Fateh submarine is a semi-heavy undersurface vessel whose weight at depth increases to 593 tons. The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonic radar system for identifying enemy vessels and uses a missile defense system. The Iranian Navy fleet will be equipped with a full range of light, semi-heavy and heavy submarines once Fateh joins its ranks.

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