The US, Russia or China are perhaps the three countries best positioned in the arms race. Undoubtedly, these three powers are the ones that bring the most innovations to improve their navies Drones, tanks, warships and other weapons. But other countries like Iran can boast of expanding their power, although they are far from it. In this case, you intend it introduces new submarines that could increase its power in the Persian Gulf and also warns the USA.
A new generation of Ghadir and Fateh submarines are being manufactured for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, the IRGC itself assured earlier this week. Moreover, Tehran also boasted about it We will work to improve relations with Bahrain and EgyptHe criticized the ongoing US sanctions and warned of “their illegal presence in Syria”.
“The presence of the US military and armed forces on Syrian territory is completely illegal”Iran announced this on Monday. “The Syrian government has not invited the US military, however, the Syrian government’s official request is the expeditious withdrawal of U.S. forces from that country’s territory.”
How are the Ghadir and Fateh submarines and why can Iran expand its power in the Persian Gulf?
The Ghadir light submarine was first introduced in 2007 and the Iranian Navy has made improvements since then. It is a submersible with excellent shallow water performance capable of long-term coastal operations. Ships of this class are 29 meters long and about 9 meters wide and their top speed is about 8 to 8.5 knots.
On the other hand, the Fateh is just over 150 meters long and its displacement is about 600 tons, This makes it much larger than other Iranian Navy submarines. While not large by submarine standards, the Fateh class has some notable capabilities. Iran first presented this submarine in 2019, and two years later, in January 2021, the submarine conducted its first torpedo launch during naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman.