'Iran launches submarine, destroyer'

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 15:32 hrs

Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Iranian Navy Tuesday launched an overhauled super-heavy submarine and an indigenous destroyer in the Persian Gulf, Xinhua reported.

According to Press TV, the Tareq 901 submarine, repaired by Iranian experts, and Sahand destroyer were successfully launched in Iran's southern port of Bandar Abbas.

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that "Anti-radar systems, wings, pneumatic systems, compressed air systems, pumps and sensors, telecommunication systems, propelling systems, and engine parts (of the submarine) were among the parts repaired in the project all by Iranian engineers," the report said.

In August, Iran's defence minister said that the country's Defence Ministry plans to produce a variety of fighter jets, missiles, drones, submarines and military vehicles by the end of the Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2012).

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