Iran Starts Mass Production of Valfajr Torpedo

FNA16.10.2015 Products
Iran Starts Mass Production of Valfajr Torpedo

Iran Starts Mass Production of Valfajr Torpedo

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Iran started mass-production of home-made advanced Valfajr torpedo in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari earlier this week.

“The advanced Valfajr torpedo which is smart and enjoys the anti-deception capability, high speed and a warhead with high explosive and destruction power can surprise the targets and giant vessels within a few seconds before striking, destroying and drowning them completely,” General Dehqan said.

He added that short time of preparation and firing is another specification of the torpedo which distinguishes the weapon from its counterparts and increases the tactical power and swiftness of the naval forces' surface and subsurface units.

Admiral Sayyari revealed other details of the torpedo, and said the weapon enjoys increased range, precision and explosion and destruction power compared to the torpedoes which have earlier been developed in the country.

“The weapon has its most uses in submarines and it can track targets smartly, using radar and sonar systems, and destroy them with very high destruction power,” he added.

In a relevant development on October 3, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed for the first time its recently developed super torpedo, “Hout”, which enjoys the state-of-the-art technologies and is capable of hitting targets in and outside water, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the speed of the torpedo is 100 meters per second (360km/h) under water.

Senior IRGC officials had announced in May 2014 that the IRGC Navy is one of the only two world military forces equipped with the unique torpedo which moves with unbelievable velocity. The other military force is the Russian Army.

Source: FNA
 

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