Iran plans to build more warships

By Curious

The Iranian navy has informed about their idea to construct more warships and increase its presence in international waters.
Navy leader Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the deployments would guard Iranian cargo vessels around the globe, in particular in the Gulf of Aden and the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
The navy desired to guard Iranian vessels from Somali pirates.
The navy's deputy chief for technical affairs told the force had the idea to construct 10 more ships, including destroyers and missile-launching frigates, Press TV told.
Work on designing the vessels would start after construction of "Velayat" a Mowj-2 class destroyer is finished. That is due at the end of the Iranian calendar year next March.
Iranian military officials often attest their military force in the area, usually in the Strait of Hormuz, the world's most valuable oil transit channel carrying supplies from Gulf producers to the West.
Tehran has previously intended to block the waterway if attacked.
2 Iranian warships stepped in the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal in February last year for the 1st time, and naval vessels also called at a Syrian naval base this February in a show of support for its ally President Bashar Al Assad.