Iran is manufacturing oceangoing warships to bolster the Iranian Navy’s capabilities outside the nation’s territorial waters, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said.

“We, at the Defence Ministry, are moving in two lines [in building] oceangoing ships. One pertains to the warships that are being produced now and are capable of sailing in the oceans.”

The other line of action that the Defence Ministry is focused on is manufacturing large destroyers, reported Fars News Agency.

The Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran (IDRO) has plans to build five 100m-long, 34m-wide oceangoing ships.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Iran’s first indigenous oceangoing ship, Iran Alborz, with a displacement capacity of 20,000t, was deployed on its first mission in August 2009.