Iranian Navy Fully Equipped to Counter Threat, Says Commander

14 September 2010 (Last Updated September 14th, 2010 18:30)

The Iranian Navy is fully equipped and in complete military preparedness to counter any threat posed by its enemies, Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has said. A number of new Qadir submarines are to join the naval forces to further strengthen its capabilities.

The Iranian Navy is fully equipped and in complete military preparedness to counter any threat posed by its enemies, Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has said.

A number of new Qadir submarines are to join the naval forces to further strengthen its capabilities.

Navy Admiral Aziz Nasirzadeh said Iran also planned to design and manufacture an air-to-air missile that was more advanced than the Phoenix missile.

The long-range missile, when launched, would not allow the flying target to manoeuvre, Nasirzadeh said.

The Phoenix missile is an air-to-air missile capable of automatically tracking and hiting the target, according to the Tehran Times.

The Iranian warship in the Gulf of Aden is part of a strategic navy policy to display Iran's power in the world, Sayyari said.