Iran Navy to unveil missile-launching warship

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country will unveil an indigenously-made missile-launching warship in the coming days.

“One of the new achievements of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Sinai 7 missile-launching warship… which will be unveiled on Wednesday (November 28),” Sayyari said on Monday.

“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,” the Iranian commander added.

The Ghadir-class submarine was first unveiled in 2007. The 120-ton vessel has excellent shallow-depth performance and can conduct prolonged coastal missions.

The Iranian commander added that the second phase of the construction process of Sahand destroyer would also be initiated in the southern port of Bandar Abbas.

Iran’s Navy first unveiled the indigenously-made Sahand destroyer in Bandar Abbas on September 8 alongside the overhauled super-heavy Tareq 901 submarine.

Sayyari added that two hovercrafts, BH7 and SRNX (Tondar) will also join the Army’s Navy on Wednesday.  Continue reading