Ghadir is a class of midget submarines built in Iran. It is named after Ghadir Khumm, a place in Saudi Arabia that is holy to Shia Muslims.
On 24 November 2007 Iranian rear-admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced: "A home-made destroyer called 'Jamaran' and a home-made submarine of Ghadir class will launch operation on November 28." He also said that the submarine is equipped with the latest military and technological equipment and that its capabilities are equal to that of foreign types.Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei was quoted saying: "Today, you have been able to design and build many of the military requirements. We have become self-sufficient from other countries," to Iran's navy commanders on the day the submarine was launched. New Ghadir submarines were delivered to the Iranian navy on June 2009 and August 2010. The Ghadir resembles the North Korean Sang-O class submarine.
|Builders:||Defense Industries Organization|
|Operators:||Islamic Republic of Iran Navy|
|Preceded by:||Nahang Class|
|Succeeded by:||Qaaem class submarine|
|In service:||28 November 2007|
|Displacement:||115 tons surfaced|
|Armament:||2 x 533mm torpedos, mines|