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Iran: Ghadir class submarine

Ghadir is a class of midget submarines built in Iran. It is named after Ghadir Khumm, a place in Saudi Arabia that is holy to Shia Muslims.

On 24 November 2007 Iranian rear-admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced: "A 'home-made destroyer called 'Jamaran' and a (home-made) submarine of 'Ghadir' class will launch operation on November 28." He also said that the submarine is equipped with the latest military and technological equipment and that its capabilities are equal to that of foreign types. This was Iran's first Ghadir class submarine, but Iran's second domestically produced submarine as Iran launched the Nahang in 2006.

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