The Iranian Navy's Tareq-class submarine, 'Younus', was dispatched to the East Asian waters, a Navy commander announced on Wednesday.
“The (Iranian) Navy will dispatch the ultra heavy Tareq-class submarine, ‘Younus’ as part of the Navy’s 28th flotilla of warships to the countries of East Asia,” Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh said Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before the 28th flotilla left the harbor in Southern Iran.
He underlined Iran's sophisticated technology in the naval industry, saying “The most complicated technology of world’s military equipment belongs to submarines.”
The Admiral said that Alborz destroyer and Bandar Abbas helicopter-carrier warship will accompany Younus in this crucially important extraterritorial mission of the Iranian Navy.
“The Navy’s 28th Flotilla will berth at Mumbai and Colombo ports during its voyage,” he added.That would comprise:
- IRINS Yunes (903)(ex-B 220) Tareq (Kilo) class (Project 877EKM) diesel-electric submarine (SSK)
- IRINS Alborz (72)(ex-Zaal) Alvand (Vosper Mark V) class frigate (FFG)
- IRINS Bandar Abbas (421) Bandar Abbas class light replenishment ship (AORLH)
File photo: IRINS Yunes (903) diesel-electric submarine
File photo: IRINS Alborz (72) frigate
File photo: IRINS Bandar Abbas (421) light replenishment ship
Photos: Fars News Agency and IRINN