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Iranian Navy saves Singaporean ship from pirates


July 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The Iranian Navy has saved a Singaporean merchant ship from pirates while it was crossing the Bab-el-Mandeb strait in the Red Sea, the IRNA news agency ... Read more...

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Iran to build 10 warships


June 21st, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will build 10 frigates and destroyers, Iranian Navy deputy chief Rear Adm. Abbas Zamini said Wednesday.These include a Mowj-1 class destroyer, launched in 2010, ... Read more...

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Iran developing n-powered submarine


June 13th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.Commenting on Iran's growing capabilities in domestic submarine development, ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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Crew of hijacked Chinese cargo ship rescued


April 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 7 (IANS) All 28 Chinese crew members on board a Chinese cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates have been rescued, the Chinese embassy in Tehran said.The cargo ship, ... Read more...

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Iran adds two submarines to naval fleet


February 11th, 2012 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) The Iranian Navy has added two homemade submarines to its naval fleet, the official media reported Friday.The light Ghadir-class submarines are designed and produced by Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran to hold biggest naval war games


January 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran plans to hold new and "massive" naval exercises near the strategic Strait of Hormuz within the next few weeks, Fars news agency reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Iran test fires more missiles


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran test-fired more homemade missiles on the last day Monday of its 10-day naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the state media reported.The advanced long-range ... Read more...

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Iran denies launching missile in Persian Gulf


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the country test-launched a wide-range missile during ongoing sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, saying that the launch ... Read more...

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Iran tests artillery firepower in navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian Navy tested its artillery firepower on the eighth day of naval drills in the country's southern waters Saturday, reported Xinhua citing the local Fars ... Read more...

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Iran to fire homemade missiles during navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian navy will fire various homemade missiles during the naval drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander was quoted by Press TV as ... Read more...

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Iranian navy detects US aircraft carrier in drill zone


December 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The Iranian naval forces have detected a US aircraft carrier in the area of its ongoing military exercises, said Iranian Navy's deputy commander Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi.An ... Read more...

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Pentagon warns Iran against blocking oil route


December 29th, 2011 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The Pentagon has warned Iran against any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most critical oil route."This is not just an ... Read more...

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Iran building its second naval destroyer


December 26th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 26 (IANS) The Iranian navy is constructing its second modern destroyer, said a senior official.Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told IRNA that the destroyer, which enjoys capabilities in surface-to-air, ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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Iran includes three indigenous submarines in navy


November 29th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Three domestically-built submarines, which can work at shallow depths and conduct prolonged coastal missions, have been included in Iran's naval fleet, a top defence official has ... Read more...

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India in touch with Iran govt to expedite detained Indian sailors’ release


March 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5(ANI): The Indian Embassy in Tehran is in touch with the Iranian government to expedite the release of Indian sailors, who were detained near Iranian coast on February 16, ... Read more...

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Syria, Iran sign naval training pact


February 27th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 27 (IANS) Syria and Iran have signed a naval training agreement, media reports said.Taleb al-Bari, chief of Syria's navy, and his Iranian counterpart, Habibollah Sayyari, signed the agreement on the ... Read more...

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Iran tests anti-submarine torpedo


May 9th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 9 (IANS) The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired an anti-submarine torpedo on the fifth day of its military exercises in the Persian Gulf, the official Press TV reported Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Iranian Fokker F27 Aircraft Approached US Naval Carrier Ship


April 29th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, a prominent US naval ship was approached by a turboprop reconnaissance plane owned by Iranian Navy and the aircraft came very close ... Read more...

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Iranian Navy rescues supertanker from Somali pirates


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran's anti-piracy forces have rescued an Iranian oil supertanker that was attacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a media report said. The oil tanker was ... Read more...

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Iran’s military exercise successful: Official


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran Thursday successfully conducted the first phase of its military exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, an official said. "The objective of the first stage ... Read more...

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Iran starts short-range missile production


March 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 7 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi Sunday inaugurated a production line for short-range missiles. Brigadier General Vahidi said that Nasr-1 is a cruise missile which is capable of destroying ... Read more...

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Iranian navy launches first indigenously built warship


February 19th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 19 (DPA) The Iranian navy Friday launched its first indigenously built warship, the news network Khabar reported. The 94-metre-long Jamaran was launched in the presence of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ... Read more...

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Iran releases British sailors


December 2nd, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (DPA) Iran has released five British yachtsmen detained a week ago after apparently straying into Iranian waters, the Foreign Office in London said Wednesday. The men were arrested Nov 25 ... Read more...

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Britain hopes for swift end to crisis over yacht crew


December 1st, 2009 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (DPA) Britain is "doing all it can" to resolve swiftly a crisis with Iran over the detention of five Britons whose racing yacht was stopped by the Iranian navy ... Read more...

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Report on ‘US-Israeli’ attack on ship a psychological warfare, says Iran


April 29th, 2009 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 29 (IANS) The report about a missile attack by the US or Israel against an Iranian navy ship is false, an official said Tuesday. "The report published in certain section ... Read more...

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Iranian Navy plans to build new bases


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 2 (IANS) The Iranian Navy plans to establish new bases in the Sea of Oman by 2015, Mehr News reported.The naval bases are currently under construction and they will be ... Read more...

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No confrontation with US in Gulf: Iran


April 26th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, April 26 (DPA) Iran has said it had not had a confrontation with the US Navy in the Gulf, official news agency IRNA reported Friday night. IRNA quoted an Iranian Navy ... Read more...

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US navy fires at Iranian boats in the Gulf


April 26th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 25 (Xinhua) US officials Friday said a vessel contracted by the US Navy in the Gulf fired warning shots on two Iranian fast boats Thursday, but Iran denied the claims. ... Read more...

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