Feb 16, 2019, 3:02 PM
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Iran defense minister hails new indigenous submarine as unique

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA – Iran's new domestically-developed advanced submarine Fateh (Conqueror) enjoys unique characteristics, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Saturday.

'Developed by the dedicated experts at the Iranian marine and defense ministry's industries the submarine will join the navy fleet of Iran's Army soon after the final tests,' General Hatami said.

He said the totally indigenous Fateh submarine is among semi-heavy submarines in Iran.

The submarine is equipped with sonar, electric drive, combined battle management, surface-to-surface guided missile guidance, torpedo guidance, electronic and telecommunication warfare, secure and integrated telecommunication systems and dozens of state-of-art modern systems.

Hatami added that the Iranian Defense Ministry with the help of Marine Industries Organization is fully ready to design, construct and supply advanced marine equipments and different kinds of speed, surface, subsurface, surface-effect vessels.

Fateh submarine has underwater speed of 11 knots (20.35 km/h) and is capable of travelling submerged at 14 knots (25.9km/h).

The submarine is armed with four 533 mm torpedoes.

It has the ability to carry eight sea mines and also has two reserve torpedoes.

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