Sep 25, 2020 09:45 UTC
  • Iran’s Navy, IRGC to receive new combat vessels this year: Commanders

The naval forces of the Iranian Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are set to receive new combat and logistics vessels this year, according to the forces’ commanders.

Speaking during a live televised interview on Thursday, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that his force will unveil its first dock ship in November during the country’s Navy Day.

He noted that with a span of 231 meters, the vessel will be 24 meters longer than Iran’s Khark logistical vessel and can carry up to seven helicopters and a vast array of drones, missiles and electronic warfare equipment.

Khanzadi added that the Dena destroyer, a vessel of the Jamaran-class, is undergoing its final trial stages and is more advanced than the previously produced Jamaran vessel.

He said that Dena, the Saba mine-hunter and the Zereh missile boat will also be unveiled in November.

Khanzadi added that he inspected Iran’s second and third indigenous Fateh submarines under construction yesterday.

He said that a fourth Fateh submarine is being developed with air-independent propulsion (AIP), allowing the craft to remain submerged for a longer duration.

The Iranian Navy commander added that two Iranian missile boats were currently taking part in the Russian “Caucasus 2020” war games in the Caspian Sea.

He noted that naval maneuvers with other states were being planned for the end of the current year.