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Iran announces launch of two more Ghadir midget subs

30 November 2018

A Ghadir-class submarine is seen in the hoist at the part of the Bandar Abbas base where the midget boats are manufactured and serviced. (defapress.ir)A Ghadir-class submarine is seen in the hoist at the part of the Bandar Abbas base where the midget boats are manufactured and serviced. (defapress.ir)Two Ghadir-class midget submarines were launched during a ceremony at Bandar Abbas naval base on 29 November, Iranian media has reported.

The ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN).

These Ghadirs are the first IRIN has claimed to have launched since two in November 2012. Before then, at least 16 were reported to have been launched.

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