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Iran builds home-made torpedo with unique features

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon 24 Nov 2014 - 10:21

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country has designed and built a locally-made torpedo with unique characteristics.

'We have now got access to a torpedo which has passed test phases. It boosts the Navy's strength in dealing with piracy,' Sayyari said.

He added the torpedo can be launched from the cruisers or from the air.

Sayyari also referred to Iranian Navy forces in high seas, and said the forces managed to crack down on pirates who attempted to attack an Iranian oil tanker.

The Iranian oil tanker faced pirates on boat and fast crack as they entered the Gulf of Aden. The pirates were forced to flee.

According to the Iranian commander, there are now 32 flotillas in high seas which have escorted and protected over 2000 trade vessels and tankers in the Gulf of Aden.

'We have faced over 150 cases of piracy so far, and helped 22 countries which needed the Islamic Republic of Iran's aid in high seas.'

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