Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Bigham told Fars News Agency on Thursday that the battleship would shore up the country’s “deterrence capabilities.”
The high tonnage of this battleship, the commander said would enable it to carry out missions in far-off waters.
According to Bigham, the battleship, which is to be domestically constructed, would be among the world’s most sophisticated warships.
The commander added that Iran’s naval forces were fully prepared to defend the country’s territorial waters as well as to cooperate with neighboring countries in establishing regional security.
In line with its defensive doctrine, Iran has been equipping its navy with high-tech and high-speed missile boats, frigates, vessels, and submarines.