Iran set to unveil missile-launching warship

Tehran: Iran will unveil an indigenous missile-launching warship on 28 November, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday.

"One of the new achievements of the navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Sinai 7 missile-launching warship," Sayyari was quoted as saying by Press TV.

"Two new Ghadir-class submarines will also become operational on Wednesday and an advanced simulator for instructing the personnel of Ghadir submarine will be unveiled," he said.

Representational image. Reuters.

Citing Press TV, Xinhua said the Ghadir-class submarine was first unveiled in 2007. The 120-tonne vessel has shallow-depth performance and can conduct prolonged coastal missions.

Two hovercrafts, BH7 and SRNX (Tondar), will also join the Navy Wednesday, Sayyari said.

Sayyari earlier said Iran would hold a major naval drill dubbed "Velayat 91" in the 10th month of the next Iranian calendar year -- from Dec 21 to Jan 20, 2013) -- to display the navy's might and deterrence power.

The report did not mention the location of the exercise.

The commander also said the navy plans to send a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.



Updated Date: Nov 26, 2012 20:40 PM

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