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Iranian Commander: Navy to Launch Homegrown Destroyer, Submarine Soon

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said new domestically-made military hardware, including Sahand destroyer and Fateh submarine, will join the Navy’s fleet by the end of the current Iranian year (ends on March 20, 2017).

In a speech on Monday night, Rear Admiral Sayyari praised the Navy’s self-sufficiency in manufacturing state-of-the-art military equipment, saying that as part of the Mowj (Wave) project, Jamaran and Damavand destroyers are now in service and Sahand destroyer will join the Navy’s fleet in coming months.

He added that Fateh semi-heavy submarine is also planned to join the fleet by the end of the current Iranian year.

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