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Iranian Navy Reveals Plans to Build Aircraft Carrier

26 December 2016 17:10

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A senior Iranian Navy commander underlined the country’s self-sufficiency to produce different types of weapons, missiles and equipment, and announced plans to construct an aircraft carrier.

“At present, the defense ministry and the Navy are both after building military equipment for naval warfare but the defense ministry is producing different types of missiles indigenously and the Navy’s needs to missiles are met using this capacity,” Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Admiral Peiman Jafari Tehrani said on Monday.

“Building an aircraft carrier is also among the goals pursued by the Navy and we hope to attain this objective,” he added.

Two years ago, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari had announced that the country was capable of building aircraft carriers and heavy submarines.

“As we have managed to produce warships and submarines, we also have the capability to build aircraft carriers and heavy submarines,” Sayyari said in 2014.

He underlined that building aircraft carriers and heavy submarines can be started upon a relevant decision by high-ranking Iranian officials.

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