Iran’s new Fateh-class submarine was seen briefly in an Iranian television montage about the Islamic Republic’s military achievements, even though the boat’s launch has not been officially announced as yet.

IHS Jane’s revealed that the first Fateh class had been launched in November by publishing satellite imagery showing one in the water at the Bostanu shipyard. A second was under construction at Bandar Anzali on the Caspian.

The one at Bostanu measured 40 m at the waterline, while the one out of the water at Bandar Anzali was approximately 48 m in length, making the Fateh significantly larger than the 29 m Ghadir class that Iran has been building for several years. […]