Iran re-launches Russian-made submarine

Iran`s Navy re-launched one of its Russian-made submarines after repairing its systems with locally-made replacement parts.

Tehran: Iran`s state TV is reporting the country`s Navy re-launched one of its Russian-made submarines after repairing its systems with locally-made replacement parts.

Iran has tried to build a self-sufficient military program since 1992.

The report today says that Navy personnel overhauled the Taregh, one of its three Kilo class submarines, replacing 18,000 components including radar-evading cover, engine parts, propellers and radars.

State TV showed video of the re-launch from a dry dock in an Iranian port.

Iran added the three Kilo class submarines to its underwater fleet in early 1990s soon after it founded its submarine unit. Several smaller Iranian-built submarines have also been deployed by its Navy.

PTI

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