Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country’s most state-of-the-art destroyer, ‘Sahand’, will be launched in the next Iranian year (to start on March 21, 2018), Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Sahand will join the Navy next year,” Rear Admiral Sayyari, Iran’s former Navy Commander, was quoted as saying by the Iranian media.
He added that a new missile-launching warship named ‘Separ (Shield)’ will join the Navy on December 4.
Rear Admiral Sayyari also said that the Navy experts are now working on a new destroyer named ‘Shiraz’ which will be launched after Sahand.
In relevant remarks, New Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the country’s launch a new home-made missile-launching warship.
“The missile-launching warship named Separ was launched in the Caspian Sea” on the occasion of the Navy Day in Iran (November 28), Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.
He also announced that a number of overhauled helicopters and vessels will join the Navy in the near future.