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Iran's Navy to equip submarines with missile systems

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The Iranian Navy will equip its submarines with missiles systems in the near future, Farhad Amiri of the armed forces has said.

Iranian submarine
An Iranian submarine

Submarines are usually equipped with mines and torpedoes, which are important weapons but suffer from some defects, Admiral Amirir told the Fars News Agency, in an interview published on its website on Sunday.

In order to correct those flaws, Iran plans to equip the submarines with missile systems, he explained.

He expressed hope that this process will be completed within the next two years.

Amiri also said that the Iranian submarines can fire weapons at the enemy's speedboats from the Persian Gulf.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that the military plans to manufacture long-range unmanned aerial vehicles in the near future.

These UAVs are mainly used for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, he stated.

Iran manufactures smart weapons

The Iranian Air Force has manufactured a series of smart weapons, including a new cruise missile, Mohammad Alavi said on Sunday.

The new cruise missile, which was test-fired, is capable of destroying any maritime vessels, Brigadier General Alavi, the deputy commander of the Air Force, told IRNA news agency.

Iran also produced ultra-heavy bombs with high destructive capabilities, he added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the Air Force is in full military preparedness and can counter any threat posed against the county.

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