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Navy Commander: Iran to Unveil New Surface, Subsurface Vessels This Year.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country will unveil new home-made surface and subsurface vessels in the current year (started on March 20).

"New equipment, including surface and subsurface vessels units, and other equipment made in the country will be unveiled in the Northern and Southern parts (waters) of the country," Rear Admiral Sayyari said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Tuesday.

He also added that a new missile-launching warship, named Separ, will join the country's Northern fleet in the next few days.

In relevant remarks in March, Rear Admiral Sayyari announced that several advanced surface and subsurface vessels will join the country's fleet soon in future.

Speaking to FNA, Sayyari also said that "we hope to launch these new vessels in the near future".

Sayyari also referred to the launch of Iran's newly-made destroyer, 'Damavand', in the Caspian Sea in the same month, and said the destroyer enjoys more agility and higher technology compared with the previous models of Mowdge-class destroyers.

Sayyari underscored that Damavand joined the Iranian navy fleet in the Northern waters in line with the country's policy of good neighborly relations, adding that the military vessel will help establish security in the Sea alongside other existing arrangements and systems.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iranian officials have always stressed that the country's military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

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