'Iran adds 3 more submarines to naval fleet'

Iranian Army Navy Commander Sayyari says Ghadir-class submarines designed, manufactured by Islamic Republic's experts.

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
November 26, 2011 15:19
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Submarine 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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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.

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According to the report, Iranian commanders have said that Ghadir-class submarines "boosted the Navy's capability in defending the country's territorial waters."

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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) missile system.”

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.

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