TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Iranian Army's naval force announced on Sunday that the country plans to equip its submarines and other underwater vessels with home-made missile-launching systems.:D
Due to submarines' limitations for firing torpedoes, "we have decided to equip our submarines with missile-launching systems, which of course needs a highly complicated technology and know-how," Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told FNA.
Amiri expressed the hope that Navy experts will accomplish the project and equip submarines and other Iranian subsurface vessels with missile launchers within the next two years.:D
Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran, to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.
Iran announced in June 2009 that a home-made submarine, named Ghadir 948, had joined the naval brigade of the first naval zone....In November 2009, Iran announced that its first domestically built Ghadir class submarine launched operation.Last August Iran launched four light and advanced submarines.
The Iranian military said that the submarine can easily evade detection as it is equipped with sonar-evading technology and can fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously.