Iran launches new missile frigate, hovercrafts and light submarines

Discussion in 'Naval Warfare' started by cobra commando, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    10,493
    Likes Received:
    11,653
    Location:
    Oblivion
    Iran launched a new missile frigate, two hovercrafts and two Qadir class light submarines

    In a ceremony attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas, hovercrafts BH7 which had been overhauled by local experts and SRNX whose Iranian name is Tondar (Thunderbolt) and has been manufactured through indigenized technology joined the Navy's fleets in Iran's Southern waters.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said earlier in September that the hovercraft has been designed and developed by Iranian experts in two models for combat and transportation missions

    Iran unveiled the highly advanced home-made Tondar which can launch missiles and serve as launch pad for drones in a ceremony earlier this month.

    Addressing a ceremony to unveil the hovercraft at the time, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that the hovercraft has been designed and developed by Iranian experts in two models for combat and transportation missions, and that the combat model is called 'Tondar'.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Iran launched a new missile launching frigate, two hovercrafts and two Qadir class light submarines in its waters in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday (Note the Russian made Kilo class submarines in the background)

    Vahidi further announced that Tondar can be equipped with different types of weapons produced by the Iranian defense industries, including rockets, guns and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Also on Wednesday 28th, the hull of a Sina-7 missile-launching frigate was launched in a ceremony in Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas this morning on the occasion of the National Day of Navy

    The minister said that Tondar can be used for "coastal patrolling, as a command vessel, offensive reconnaissance operations, mid-range amphibious missions, asymmetric defense, as a personnel and equipment carrier for logistical support for islands and coastal areas or as a sea ambulance for relief and rescue missions".

    He further added that the new hovercraft will increase the combat and reconnaissance capabilities as well as the mobility of the Iranian Armed Forces.

    From: Fars News Agency

    Iran launched a new missile frigate, two hovercrafts and two Qadir class light submarines
     
  2.  
  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Re: Iran launches new missile frigate, hovercrafts and light submarine

    News from The Associated Press

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page