Photos- New Missile-Launching Warship Joins Iran’s Northern Naval Fleet
The ceremony was participated by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi.
Separ is the fourth Sina-class warship built in the fourth Naval zone and is equipped with 4 Nour or Qader-class missile-launchers with a range of 120 to 250km, a 25mm Fajr-class cannon and another 40mm cannon.
The number of the Navy’s combat vessels in the Caspian Sea increased to 6 after Separ joined the Northern fleet.
Addressing the ceremony, Rear Admiral Khanzadi said that Separ is the Iranian Army’s symbol of peace and friendship in the Caspian Sea.
He also described the sea as a strategic opportunity to develop relations with the neighboring countries.
In relevant remarks late last month, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country’s most state-of-the-art destroyer, ‘Sahand’, will be launched in the next Iranian year (to start on March 21, 2018).
“Sahand will join the Navy next year,” Rear Admiral Sayyari, Iran’s former Navy commander, was quoted as saying by the Iranian media.
He added that a new missile-launching warship named ‘Separ (Shield)’ will join the Navy on December 4.
Rear Admiral Sayyari also said that the Navy experts are now working on a new destroyer named ‘Shiraz’ which will be launched after Sahand.