A new homegrown missile-launching warship, dubbed Konarak, formally joined Iranian Naval fleet in the Southeastern waters of the Sea of Oman, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
During a ceremony attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, the Iranian Navy’s fleet in the Sea of Oman took delivery of a made-in-Iran missile launcher at a naval base in Iran’s southeastern port city of Konarak.
The move is undertaken in a bid to strengthen and improve the combat capabilities of the naval force of the country, which in the recent years has increased its presence in high seas to secure naval routes and protect vessels against pirate attacks.
Iran has made big achievements in production of different weapons and military equipment.
In a related front, in August, Rear Admiral Khanzadi had announced that his forces would soon be supplied with a new modern home-made submarine which will surprise the enemies.
“Fateh submarine will join the Navy's fleet by the end of this (Iranian) year,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.
He explained that different tests have been carried out on Fateh, adding, “Fateh is a Navy surprise for those who show us their claws and teeth.”