Tehran [Iran], May 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said on Monday that building heavy battlecruisers is on the navy's agenda.
Irani told an experts meeting that all equipment needed by Iran's naval units was manufactured domestically at present, and the navy forces were trained by Iranian experts, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.
He stressed that the Iranian navy had a special focus on utilizing the strengths of domestic experts, elites, and technology companies.
The Islamic Republic had fended off numerous threats and gained invaluable experiences over the last four decades, he added.
Iranian naval forces currently escort merchant ships and oil tankers in the international waters, he said. (ANI/Xinhua)