A number of overhauled military jets, swimmer delivery vehicles and a destroyer that were modernized by local experts joined the Iranian Navy fleet on Sunday.
The equipment was handed over to the Iranian naval forces in a ceremony joined by the deputy head of the Iranian army for coordination, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the commander of the Iranian navy, the counter Admiral Shahram Irani and other senior military officials in the port city of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran.
Arrivals included a Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King anti-submarine warfare helicopter, a Fokker F27 Friendship turboprop aircraft, a British mid-size BH.7 hovercraft, propulsion systems optimized for the destroyer Alvand as well as four al -Sabehat-15 recently revised. swimmer delivery vehicles, Press TV reported.
Iranian naval industry chief Captain Siamak Pourkazzazi said the new engines installed on the Alvand destroyer benefit from sophisticated safety and steering systems, and come with new generators and related equipment. They allow the ship to be sent on long maritime missions.
He added that the delivery vehicles of the native al-Sabehat-15 swimmers have been repaired and fitted with advanced electro-optical systems.
For his part, Rear Admiral Sayyari underlined the importance of the deployment of Iranian naval forces in the northern tip of the Indian Ocean, specifying that their presence will help to secure the Strait of Hormuz, the Strait of Malacca and the Strait. strategic Bab-el-Mandeb. .