A new high-tech destroyer named “Dena” will join the Iranian military in February, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Friday (29th November) during his speech at Iran’s Navy Day.
In his speech, Khanzadi announced that the country had developed such equipment as missiles that can be launched from deep-sea submarines. According to him, with the construction of rocket launcher warships and the construction of Moudge-class destroyers, the Islamic Republic “has entered the field of naval combat”.
He said that the presence of the Iranian naval forces in international waters will continue as that presence extends the Islamic Republic’s depth. He pointed that constructing such destroyers as Moj (Wave)-class and other destroyers equipped with missiles, as well as submarines began right after the war with Iraq ended, adding that the construction of Ghadir-class submarines equipped with torpedoes started many years ago.
Khadzi also referred to other indigenous destroyers of Jamaran, Damavand, Sahand, Fateh, underlining that the presence of the Iranian naval forces in international waters will strengthen by joining of a new generation of domestically-made military equipment in order to emphasize the developrment on Iranian defence industry.