Iran will unveil a domestically manufactured semi-heavy submarine in the coming months, a senior Iranian military official says.

“We are designing and building heavy and semi-heavy submarines, and the Fateh (Conqueror) submarine will be unveiled this [Iranian calendar] year (ending March 20, 2015),” Head of the Iranian Navy’s Industrial Research and Self-Sufficiency Organization Rear Admiral Ali Gholamzadeh said on Wednesday.

There are three classes of submarines, said the top commander, adding that Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing “light” submarines. […]