Iran acquires two new shallow waters submarines

War / Terrorism 11/29/2018, 11:16 AM
Iran acquires two new shallow waters submarines

Iranian military acquired two new submarines specialized for operations in shallow waters such as those found in the Persian Gulf, the country's state-run television reported on Thursday. The Ghadir-class vessels, also known as the "midget" submarines, are equipped with sonar-evading technology and can perform a number of missions underwater, such as launching missiles and torpedoes and dropping marine mines. They weigh less than 150 metric tons and are used for short missions in coastal or littoral areas.

The production of Ghadir-class submarines, which are based on the North Korean Yono-class submarine, began in 2005, while first models were unveiled in 2007. By 2012, five such watercraft were incorporated into the Iranian navy, while the fleet currently has 21 such submarines in service.

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