Yes, yes… but we’ve heard this story before… in 2011… in 2012… and now in 2013… and still to be delivered “in the near future.” To be honest, the Iranian Navy would be better off spending $250m on another Kilo class boat instead of tinkering with a substandard domestic design for purely propaganda purposes.
Iran building new submarine
TEHRAN – The deputy commander of the Navy has said that Iran is building a new domestically designed submarine.
“The Fateh submarine is currently being manufactured by the Iranian Defense Ministry,” Rear Admiral Gholam Reza Khadem-Bigham said in an interview with the Fars News Agency published on Saturday.
The new submarine will be delivered to the Navy in the near future, he said.
The 600-ton submarine is of the semi-heavy class, which will be used in protecting the country’s maritime borders. The submarine, equipped with various advanced equipment including torpedoes and sonar systems, can operate in the depth of 200 meters beneath the water surface for almost 5 weeks.