Iran’s Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi has stated that Iran’s ability to overhaul heavy submarines, including the Tareq 901 class, has put an end to the dependence of the country’s subsurface units.
Commander Stresses Iran’s High Capability in Underwater Warfare
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Army commander stressed Iranian experts’ ability to repair and overhaul heavy submarines, including Tareq class subsurface vessels, saying that the ability has granted Iran a big say in underwater warfare.
Speaking to FNA on Wednesday, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi said that Iran’s ability to overhaul heavy submarines, including Tareq 901, has put an end to the dependence of the country’s subsurface units.
“A country with the ability to repair, maintain and control such units independently will definitely have a big say in future underwater battles,” Mousavi said.
He hailed the country’s advancement in overhauling Tareq submarines, reminding that it is one of the Iranian Navy’s strategic vessels.
His remark came a day after the Iranian Navy officially launched a heavy submarine after the subsurface vessel was overhauled by the country’s experts.
Tareq 901 submarine was launched in Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday at the order of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander in Chief Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Last year, the Iranian Navy’s Tareq-class submarine, ‘Younus’, managed to set a new record in sailing the international waters and high seas for 68 days.
Iran’s Younus submarine, sailing alongside warships of the 14th fleet of the Iranian Navy, returned home in early June 2011 following an over two-month-long mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
The deployment of the Iranian submarine in the Red Sea was the first such operation by the country’s Navy in far-off waters.
Source: Fars News Agency