Iran claims to have best electronic diesel submarines in the world

Posted on March 1, 2012

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Iran has the best electronic diesel submarines in the world, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army’s Self-Sufficiency Jihad Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri said, Fars reported.

Speaking to Fars, Admiral Amiri added that the enemies, the US in particular, are most focused on Iran’s astonishing subsurface capabilities.

Amiri underlined that the significance of submarines is not just indebted to their arms and equipment, “rather the tactical issues are very important”, given the geographical specifications of the waters surrounding the county.

“If, for example, an ordinary submarine can stay in the Persian Gulf’s bed, it would be the worst threat for the enemy”, he explained.

“That is one of the U.S. concerns since the Iranian submarines are noiseless and can easily evade detection as they are equipped with the sonar-evading technology’ and can fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously, he added. “When the submarine sits on the seabed it can easily target and hit an aircraft carrier traversing in the nearby regions,” Amiri reiterated.

Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the U.S. Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Persian Gulf or strike U.S. forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its peaceful nuclear program comes under attack.

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