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Iran tests anti-submarine torpedo

9 May 2010 16:50

Iran’s navy has successfully test-fired an anti-submarine torpedo on the fifth day of its military maneuvers in the country’s southern waters.

The navy carried out successful drills aimed at tracking and targeting hostile submarines, Iranian military spokesman Rear Admiral Qasem Rostamabadi announced Sunday.

The torpedoes were fired from Iran’s domestically-built destroyer, Jamaran — a multi purpose warship that blends anti-submarine capabilities with defense systems against surface and air attacks.

Admiral Rostamabadi said the 1,420-ton destroyer, launched earlier this year, will be dispatched to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean following the drills in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

The six-phase exercise backed by Iranian military’s air and ground forces, dubbed Velayat 89, will continue for another three days.

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