Iran's Navy possesses the most advanced military equipment and
research centers, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday. Sayyari, the
commander of Iran's Navy, made the remarks during a ceremony held in Tehran to
mark the Navy Day, which was attended by a number of military attaches from over
Iran's navy has been upgrading its military equipment since 1988, when its eight-year war with Iraq ended, he said.
"The navy has reached self-sufficiency in producing all different types of ammunition and currently it uses its own equipment," he stated.
For instance, torpedoes and other shore-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles are manufactured inside the country, the commander explained.
In addition, Iranian submarines, Jamaran destroyers, and Sina class frigates are currently used in the naval missions, the general said.
He went on to say that Iran's Navy has already deployed battleships in the sensitive water areas including the Gulf of Aden and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait - the narrow waterway separating Asia and Africa - in order to improve security situation there.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Sayyari said the Navy's message to Iran's neighbors is "message of peace and brotherhood".
The Islamic Republic also believes the security and stability in the region can and should be established through cooperation of all regional countries, the navy chief noted.
Iran's navy is also prepared to share its military experiences
with other countries and provide them with military trainings, the rear admiral
Sayyari also said the Navy is in complete preparedness to counter any possible threat against the country.
So far, the navy has successfully test-fired several domestically-manufactured naval missiles in war games in the Persian Gulf.
The Nasr, Nour, Saeqeh, Fajr III, and Fajr V, with a range of 45 kilometers to 300 kilometers are some of the examples.
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