Commander of the Iranian Navy’s Northern Fleet First Captain Ahmad Reza Baqeri announced that the country’s experts are manufacturing a new missile-launching Peykan-class warship, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“The fourth Peykan-class warship is being built by Bandar Anzali’s Shahid Tamjidi naval industries," Baqeri said in Rasht.
He said that the new Peykan warship will join the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea soon.
In relevant remarks, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced the country’s plans to equip the naval forces with a new missile-launching warship and a submarine.
“The missile-launching warship named Separ and the submarine, Fateh, will join the Navy in the near future,” Rear Admiral Sayyari told reporters in the Southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
He also said that overhaul of the warship, Khark, is nearing completion, and the giant vessel will be dispatched to the North of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to be prepared for longer missions.
Admiral Sayyari also announced that a new missile-launching warship will be delivered to the country’s naval fleet in the Caspian Sea soon.
“In a very near future in the current year, a ceremony will be held to equip the Navy's northern fleet (in the Caspian Sea) with “Separ” missile-launching warship,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said, addressing the Navy personnel and commanders in Makran region.
He also underlined that the Iranian Navy is able to manufacture all its needed weapons and equipment domestically.
In August, Rear Admiral Sayyari announced the country’s plans to equip the naval forces with new advanced missile-launching warships.
“The Iranian Navy will be equipped with new units and equipment, including missile-launching warships, destroyers and surface and subsurface units, in the current year and next year,” Sayyari said.
He said that the new home-made naval equipment which indicates Iran’s self-sufficiency will certainly surprise the world once again.