Monday, February 3, 2014

Fateh: New Iranian Submarine

On Sunday, the website published the first images of the new Iranian submarine, Fateh (‘Conqueror’). The images, like the two posted here, are video stills from the official Channel 1 TV presentation, with interesting caption: Rahi Keh Amedim (‘The Path We Have Taken.’)

The Fateh, a new class of submarine, is a major milestone for the Iranian navy. It is far more capable that the previously produced Ghadir class. The Fateh is reportedly a 600-ton diesel sub, with operational diving depth of 200 meters, and range of 5,000 km. The sub’s top speed is 14 knots. It armaments include up to 12 torpedoes and marine mines.

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Anonymous said...

The construction of a modern submarine is a good benchmark for any military, Iran has indeed developed a respectable naval manufacturing infrastructure. 600 tons is respectable displacement. Hopefully, the mullahs will pay more attention to the Air-force which is now museum relics from the 60's and 70's and a threat to Iranian citizens living in the flight paths.

Unknown said...

build submarine in hydrogen fuel cell capability like dolphin subs