TEHRAN (defapress) – The Iranian Navy on Wednesday unveiled several new military systems, equipment, and projects, including a homegrown type of torpedo fuel that only the US had the technical know-how to make.
News ID: 67187
Publish Date: 29November 2017 - 15:13
In a ceremony in Tehran, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein
Khanzadi unveiled nine new achievements of local experts and officers.
The products include a system for testing lightweight
anti-submarine torpedoes, called Mersad, which facilitates the weapon
preparation process to a great extent.
Among the other products were a testing system used for
checking all parts of Ra’d (thunder) missile system, a digital auto-pilot
system for guiding torpedoes, and a naval battle simulator.
The Navy commander also unveiled an advanced homegrown fuel
that propels torpedoes with combustion engines. Burning without any need for
oxygen, such fuel allows for the extension of range of the weapon. Only the US
had the know-how to produce the fuel.
Another item put on display in the event was a high-tech
material used for coating various military vessels and structures. Developed by
Iranian nanotechnology experts, the new material greatly improves durability of
equipment and reduces maintenance costs.
The Navy also unveiled the design of an unmanned,
remote-controlled boat used for electronic warfare.
The event came one day after a group of commanders met with
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the National
In the gathering, the Leader urged the Navy to enhance its
capabilities, both in terms of military gear and combat power, and address its
shortcomings by making use of the facilities available in various sectors of
In recent years, Iran’s naval forces have increased their
presence in high seas to secure naval routes and protect merchant vessels and
oil tankers against pirates.