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Iran to launch two home-made vessels

Iran is to officially open the production lines Monday for two domestically-manufactured high-speed vessels, one capable of launching both missiles and torpedoes.

“The production lines for the Seraj high-speed vessel and a new generation of the Zolfaghar vessel will enter service tomorrow”, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by ISNA as saying on Sunday.

He said the diversity and high quality of the products rolled out at the Iranian Defense Ministry indicate the enormous capabilities of experts and personnel in the defense sector.

Iran had already announced that it intends to mass-produce improved models of Zolfaghar

The Iranian vessel is capable of launching missiles and torpedoes, and sailing at a speed of 70 knots (82 mph).

Earlier Sunday, Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day in the country.

The Karrar UAV is capable of carrying a military payload of rockets to carry out bombing missions against ground targets. It is also capable of flying long distances at a very high speed.

Iran’s defense industries have demonstrated spectacular progress in the recent year, launching numerous domestically-built armaments, including aerial and sea-borne military vehicles such as submarines, combat frigates and various types of missiles.

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