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Navy Behesti (Chahbahar)

Last modified: 09 Aug 2022, submitted by: Joker

Country: Iran   

Latitude: 25° 17' 56" N     Longitude: 60° 25' 45" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Naval submarine facility
Iran has some Russian Type 877 EKM Kilo-class submarines. Kilo is a submarine that became ops in 1980. The Iranian Kilos are export versions (appx 10 meters longer than the original Kilos) and are equipped with advanced command and control systems.
A Type 877EKM has a teardrop hull coated with anechoic tiles reducing noise. Displacing appx 3,076 tons when submerged and 2,325 tons when surfaced. Dimensions: 72.6 meters long, 9.9 meters in beam, draught of 6.6 meters and powered by 3 1,895 HP generator sets,
One 5,900 SHP electric motor with a six-bladed propeller.
Crew of 52 and endurance of 45 days. Its maximum submerged speed is 17 kts and its max surface speed is 10 kts.
Each Kilo has 6 530 mm torpedo tubes, including 2 wired guided torpedo tubes.
Peacetime bases: Chahbahar and Bandar Abbas.

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