Iran commissions locally produced cruise missile submarine

Iran commissions locally produced cruise missile submarine Image: Twitter.com/HosseinDalirian

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy has commissioned a new locally produced diesel-electric submarine that will be capable of firing cruise missiles.

Named Fateh (“Conqueror”), the submarine was commissioned in a ceremony led by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, February 17.

The 600-tonne Fateh is the lead ship of a new class of “semi-heavy” Iranian submarines that will fill in the capability gap between the “light” 120-tonne Ghadir-class and the “heavy” 2,300-tonne Kilo-class.

Last modified onTuesday, 19 February 2019 03:18

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