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Iran launches domestic advanced submarines

Source: ISNA; photos by Vahid-Reza Alaii Mehr News Agency

Iranian Defense Ministry supplied Army Navy Force with 4 home-made submarines Sunday evening in an official ceremony in the Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari attended the ceremony.

Advanced Ghadir submarines built by Defense Ministry Marine Industries are of light class and have special capabilities.

The submarines seek boosting Iran's defense capabilities, Vahidi said as the submarines were launched.

He added the submarines are able to carry out missions fast and have devices controlling the depth automatically.

The submarines are equipped with manual, hydraulic and automatic control systems and able to carry vessels in shallow waters.

They can detect military targets and escape radars as well.

He added the Iranian-built submarines serve security of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.

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