(photo credit: REUTERS)
Iranian Army Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said
Saturday that the Islamic Republic has added three more Ghadir-class
submarines to its naval fleet, Iran's FARS News Agency reported.
"All parts of these submarines, including their body and their advanced
radar equipment and defense systems have been designed and manufactured
by our country's defense experts and with the help of the Defense
Ministry," he said in a press conference.
'Tehran will retaliate against Israeli strike'
'Iran has no oil export to France to be sanctioned'
According to the report, Iranian commanders have said that Ghadir-class
submarines "boosted the Navy's capability in defending the country's
territorial waters."On Tuesday, a preeminent Israeli missile expert told The Jerusalem Post Iran could be getting outside help in developing its own missile defense system.
Uzi Rubin, an architect of Israel’s missile defense program, was
responding to Iranian reports boasting of a new domestic missile defense system
named “Bavar 373,” which Tehran claimed was “a substitution for S-300 (Russian)
The S-300 was an aerial defense platform that was denied
to the Islamic Republic by Moscow in 2010, despite an earlier agreement to
purchase it. It was supposed to defend Iranian nuclear sites against foreign
missiles and fighter jet attacks.