Iran Adds Two Mini-Submarines To Naval Fleet


The Iranian Navy on Thursday received two new homegrown submarines.

In a ceremony at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas, two Qadir-class submarines joined the Navy’s combat fleet.

The launch ceremony was attended by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri.

The Iranian Navy has also plans to unveil the Sahand destroyer and Fateh submarine in coming days.

Iran has so far launched different classes of domestically-built advanced submarines including Qadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq and Sina.

In a meeting with Navy commanders on Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised as “great and fabulous” the advances that Iranian military forces, the Navy in particular, have made since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, saying the Navy’s success in bringing into service homegrown vessels such as the Sahand destroyer or Fateh and Qadir submarines heralds more progress day after day.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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