Iranian navy has successfully launched a homegrown torpedo system on the final day of two week-long naval drills.
Iran’s indigenous Valfajr torpedo system, the concept of which was unveiled in 2011, has been designed to attack various seaborne targets, such as large vessels.
“What makes Valfajr torpedo stand apart from other similar products in the world is the short preparation time in the supporting and firing units; a characteristic which leads to a remarkable increase in tactical capability and a quick response from surface and subsurface combat units,” Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said.
The last day of the Velayat 95 naval drills also featured other advance military technology, including cruise and anti-ship missile.
The naval exercise was carried out across an area of 2 million sq. km, which covers the Strait of Hormuz, Sea of Oman and the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
Footage of the war game, which was released by the Iranian Navy, showed the homegrown torpedo being fired from a submarine before hitting and blowing up a mock target ship located in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
“The aim of the Velayat 95 drill is to upgrade the country’s defensive capabilities and send Iran’s message of peace and friendship to the regional countries,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said during the military drills.