On Saturday, the Iranian Ministry of Defense revealed the date for the unveiling of the minesweeper “Saba” and the helicopter “Pirozan”.
The Assistant Minister of Defense and Support of the Iranian Armed Forces and Head of the Maritime Industries Organization, Admiral Amir Rastakari, said that “within the next two months, the minesweeper Saba and the helicopter will be unveiled,” the Fars News Agency reported.
Admiral Rastakari said, “The imposed ban did not impede Iran’s development in the maritime defense industries”, stressing that the “Fateh submarine is entirely Iranian and was designed by Iranian specialists, and is distinguished by the quality, equipment and advanced weapons much higher than the 120-ton Ghadir submarine, which is manufactured by reverse engineering.”
He pointed to “achieving a great leap in the speed of production of military equipment”, saying:” We built the structure of the first destroyer Damavan in 4 years, but now the structure of the new destroyer Damavand took about 12 months to equip, which is an indication of the skill and speed of work.”
A number of countries have applied to buy Iranian naval military equipment despite the threats from some countries to discourage them from purchasing weapons from Iran. It is expected that Iran’s sales of military equipment will reach between $8-10 billion annually.
The Iranian Assistant Minister of Defense also pointed out that there are many requests from several countries to purchase drones and the Bavar-373 air defense system.
On Friday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground naval missile base on the Gulf coast in the Hormuzgan province, which is part of the Islamic Republic’s plan to strengthen their coastal defenses.
Source » almasdarnews