Iranian researchers designed and manufactured a wale-class submarine.
Project spokesman Majid Heidari Mourche Khorti told FNA that the vessel, which has passed 700 hours of operational tests and has been used in the recent ‘Great Prophet’ war games, has already establish its capabilities in comparison with foreign rivals.
The submarine is an advanced military vessel with various operational performances proper for the environmental conditions of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, he added.
The design and production projects have been carried out by Iranian scientists and researchers of Malik-e Ashtar Industrial University and Subsurface Research Center within a period of 10 years and in compliance with the needs of the Iranian army, the spokesman said.
Resources of over 49 academic, research and industrial centers as well as 70 scientific articles have been used during the design and production process, he further pointed out.
Stating that the home-made wale-class submarine is now ready to join the army fleet, he said that it is a vessel appropriate for the shallow and salty waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.