The Iranian Navy has tested the new Valfajr ‘smart’ torpedoes during the Velayat 95 naval exercises.
In late February, the Iranian Navy held the Velayat 95 naval exercises, during which the new Valfajr ‘smart’ torpedoes were tested, the Tehran Times newspaper reported.
During the drills, a submarine of the Ghadir class launched the Valfajr torpedo on a surface target – an old vessel, turned into a target for new anti-ship ammunition. According to representative of the Iranian Navy, the torpedo’s launch was successful, and the target was destroyed.
New submarines and helicopters of the domestic development also took part in the exercises. In addition, during an active phase of the drills, the Nasir cruise missile and an anti-submarine variant of the Dehlaviyeh missile were tested.
It is known from open sources that the torpedo has a relatively high speed, a ‘smart’ guidance system and a warhead, weighing 220 kilograms.