Iran touts new sub

New sub expected to be deployed this week.

‘Fateh’ submarine to surprise Iran’s enemies: Navy cmdr.

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi made the remark in a press conference on Wednesday, adding that the ‘Fateh’ submarine and ‘Sahand’ destroyer will join the Iranian Navy in the coming week.

The Fateh (Conqueror) submarine is a 100-percent domestically-sourced technology manufactured at the Ministry of Defense. The 600-ton Fateh is among semi-heavy submarines and is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry such as torpedoes and naval mines. It can operate more than 200 meters below the sea surface for near five weeks, according to Navy officials.

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