New submarine to join Iranian Navy soon 

January 12, 2019

TEHRAN - A state-of-the-art homegrown submarine, dubbed Fateh (conqueror), is slated to join the Iranian Navy later this month.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, the commander of the Iranian Navy, said the submarine is planned to come into service on January 29, ISNA reported.

The 527-ton submarine is a semi-heavy undersurface vessel whose weight at depth increases to 593 tons.

The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonic radar system for identifying enemy vessels and uses a missile defense system.

Once Fateh joins the Navy, the fleet will be equipped with a full range of light, semi-heavy and heavy submarines.

SP/PA

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