has expanded its fleet launching three new Ghadir-class submarines,
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Saturday.
"All parts of these submarines, including their body and their advanced radar equipment and defense systems, have been designed and manufactured by our country's defense experts and with the help of the Defense Ministry," the admiral said in a press conference.
Iranian submarine. As advanced as Western vessels
It is estimated that Iran now has at least 14 Ghadir-class submarines which are said to be as advanced as Western vessels.
The submarines are armed with torpedo missiles and were manufactured according to the geographical and climate conditions and specifications of Iranian waters.
Earlier Saturday, Iranian military officials hinted that Ghadir-class submarines improve the navy's ability to defend Iranian territorial waters.