Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Iranian warships influenced by Zendran

I saw this in Fars News recently. Compare the 2009 article below with
what I wrote in December 2008. Here is the link to what I wrote then
And below is what fars news wrote this year.
Peter Khan Zendran

News number: 8801210727 19:25 | 2009-04-10


Iran to Manufacture Giant Destroyer, Advanced Submarines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to manufacture the largest destroyer and the
most advanced submarines in the region, a senior Iranian commander said
on Friday, adding that the army is also due to start mass production of
new series of fighter jets in the current year.

"The Iranian nation will observe that we will manufacture the largest
destroyer and the most advanced submarines in the region," Commander of
the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi told FNA.

"Mass production of fighter jets, the samples of which were unveiled
last year, and plans to manufacture vessels and submarines will be on
our agenda in the new (Iranian) year (started 20 March)," Salehi said,
stressing that the country is seeking to repeat the major advancements
made in the last year, including the launch of first home made Iranian
satellite 'Omid', in the current year.

Earlier in February Iranian Deputy Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi
said that Iran will produce more modern military planes after its
success in building 'Saeqeh' (Thunderbolt) and 'Azarakhsh' (Lightening)
fighter jets.

"We have built some fighter jets, including Azarakhsh and Saeqeh, in our
country that could fly and it is natural that we won't stop and will
take the necessary steps for their development," Vahidi said.

Saeqeh, a joint product of the Iranian Air Force and the Defense
Ministry, went on display as part of the Iranian air force's fleet
during military parades on the Army Day last year.

Vahidi also announced that Iran has produced spy planes with the flying
range of 1,000 km.


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