Superiority in the Sea
Superiority in the Sea
  Recent developments in the region and especially in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf are signs of emergence of one of the strongest navies in the world which is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –  Recent developments in the region and especially in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf are signs of emergence of one of the strongest navies in the world which is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

After thwarting the act of piracy of the U.S. forces, Iranian navy forces held an outstanding military drill in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman to show the world that they can guarantee security of the country and the region without any assistance from the arrogant powers.

In less than three weeks, the navy forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran had two wonderful displays of power and showed the enemies that they are a tough rival and they will not let any country covet its land and interests.

In less than 3 days after announcement of the U.S. failure in pirating Iran fuel shipment, the Iranian navy forces held a successful military drill wherein they tested their new weapons and power.

Iranian forces successfully launched domestically-manufactured anti-ship cruise missiles, detonating various naval targets during massive military exercises in an area stretching from the eastern sector of the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the northern tip of the Indian Ocean.

Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, the spokesman for the drills codenamed Zolfaqar-1400, said Iranian naval forces fired domestically-manufactured Qader (Able), Nasr (Victory) and Qadir missiles on the second day of the war game to practice hitting hostile watercraft of the mock enemy.

He noted that homegrown Iranian missiles, launched from tactical missile sites off the Makran coast, could also forcibly strike a target vessel located 200 kilometers off the shoreline.

Mousavi went on to say that a Nasr anti-ship cruise missile was fired from a guided-missile cruiser of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy to successfully hit surface targets.

The senior Iranian military official added that a long-range Qadir missile, also shot from a guided-missile cruiser, struck its surface target from a distance of 300 kilometers away.

Moreover, the Iranian Navy’s Tareq and Ghadir submarines confronted surface and subsurface simulated threats, using homegrown torpedoes to blow up various naval targets.

Tareq Kilo-class attack submarine launched a domestically-manufactured Valfajr torpedo to hit a predetermined target successfully. The submarine also planted DM-1 naval mines during the exercise.

In another operation, the Iranian Navy’s offshore units flew homegrown and radar-evading Omid drone to jam the radars of the mock enemy stationed on the coast. The unmanned aerial vehicle is said to be fairly effective in electronic warfare.

A homegrown surface-to-sea missile is launched from a vehicle-mounted launcher on the second day of the massive Zolfaqar-1400 military exercise in Iran’s southeastern waters on November 8, 2021. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy is now in possession of a wide and diverse range of cruise missiles in its inventory, Mousavi also said.

Homegrown anti-ship cruise missiles are armed with warheads of high explosive power and can withstand electronic warfare, he added, emphasizing that the armaments were put to test during the drills.

Mousavi said Iranian naval forces are able to destroy faraway targets, using indigenous surface-to-sea missile systems as well as surface and underwater units that are equipped with a variety of indigenous missiles.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great progress in developing and manufacturing a broad range of military equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in this regard.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.

These were some small examples for Iran’s amazing achievements in the military and especially in the Navy which is the outcome of relying on domestic experts and capabilities and this approach and spirit should be spread to all fields especially in the economy because Iran is a rich country in natural and human resources and all these capitals should be managed properly on course of having a strong country in all fields.

So the recent developments at least will remove the military threat from the table of the West that they always threaten Iran with all options on the table and it seems they will not dare to choose the military option against Iran because they have realized that Iran is not a weak country to be cornered with bullying and they will have pay dear price for their attack.

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s forces have proved they can be a reliable force for Iranians and all nations in the region and they will not spare any effort to keep peace and security in the region and to help nations in case of their needs.