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Iran equips navy with new homemade submarines

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran has equipped its Naval Submarine fleet with three new indigenous mid-jet Ghadir-class submarines.

At a Monday ceremony held to hand over the submarines to the navy in Bandar Abbas port city, Iran's Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the defense industry experts have managed to arm the military with new strong capabilities.

The Defense Ministry has devised various appropriate mechanisms in a bid to boost defense capabilities particularly in marine space, he said.

Preserving security and sustainable stability in the Persian Gulf region and Oman Sea is a heavy responsibility achievable under regional cooperation and Iran is ready to employ its capabilities through all out cooperation with neighbors, he added.

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