Iranian Navy Launches 150-Ton Floating Dock

FNA29.04.2015 MENA
Iranian Navy Launches 150-Ton Floating Dock

Iranian Navy Launches 150-Ton Floating Dock

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A home-made floating dock, with the capacity of launching 150-ton vessels, was delivered to the Iranian Navy in a ceremony participated by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in Iran's waters in the South, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

“We can claim that the know-how for building, repairing and maintaining different types of floating docks which was earlier mastered only by the European countries has become indigenized by the (Iranian) Navy experts,” Sayyari said, addressing the ceremony in the Southern port city of Khorramshahr on Monday.

“Building different destroyers, missile-launching frigates and warships, logistics warships and submarines to continue and expand the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy in free waters is a main plan on the agenda of the Navy in the current (Iranian) year (which started on March 21) to promote this Force's scientific, military and defensive power,” he added.

Also, Ekhtelat, the Manager of Khorramshahr's Shahid Moussavi ship-building industry, addressed the ceremony, and said the floating dock can be applied for launching different types of vessels less than 150 tons in weight.

Noting that the dock can also be used for relief and rescue missions in the Persian Gulf and the international waters, he announced the country's plans for renovation and launch of a new floating dock with the capacity of launching 800-ton vessels.

Earlier this month, Sayyari had announced the Iran’s plans to launch other naval equipment in the current year.

The Iranian Navy is due to launch its new home-made submarine and destroyer in the near future, he said.

“The Navy's new submarine will be launched soon,” Sayyari said.

He added that the Navy was working on a new submarine, and “we hope that our new destroyer will also join the Navy's fleet this year.”

The Iranian Navy Commander also noted that the new destroyer is armed with “a collection of missiles and torpedoes” and will be displayed to the public soon.

In February, the Iranian Navy announced that it was building a new hi-tech submarine with the capability of launching missiles and torpedoes.

“The submarine, named Be'sat, which is now in designing stage, will be 60 meters long and has the operational power for missions in the depth of 300 meters,” it said.

Iranian military experts plan to mount 6 launchers for firing torpedoes and marine cruise missiles on the new submarine and equip the subsurface vessel with mine-laying capability. The submarine will weigh over 1,300 tons.

Source: FNA

 

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