Sep 03, 2020 13:59 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 03, 2020 15:30 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - In the presence of Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the indigenized naval gearbox for various types of naval vessels was unveiled in an Exhibition.

Iran Press/Iran News: At the unveiling ceremony of this valuable achievement on Thursday Hatami stated: "In the year of "Production Surge" and considering the emphasis of the Leader on the accelerated movement towards indigenizing defense products, and also considering the key role of propulsion systems in the production of military and civilian fast vessels, Iran's Maritime and Port Organization (PMO)  succeeded in indigenizing the marine gearbox.

"Western countries in the past decades and in various ways prevented the entry of these systems into Iran. Finally, these sanctions provided an opportunity for the country's defense system to bring these products to the production stage, relying on their local capacity and capability," he added.

He pointed out that: "The specialists of the PMO, with extensive research and considering the urgent need of the military and civilian field for these systems, succeeded in designing and producing a 1650 hp gearbox in 12 months.

Expressing the capability of this gearbox in the military field, the minister stated: "Military forces and units need to use light and fast patrol vessels with high maneuverability in battlefields and missions, and this propulsion system will meet the needs of the armed forces."

Explaining the capability of this system in the civilian area, Hatami said: "This system can be used in civilian vessels such as fisheries, the Ports and Maritime Organization, and some coastal security and protection units."

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