On March 9, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) announced that it had added a multi-purpose warship and dozens of missile boats to its fleet.
The new vessels were introduced into service during a ceremony that was held at the port city of Bandar Abbas. The large ceremony was attended by IRGCN commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri.
The Shahid Mahdavi multi-purpose warship, which was converted from an Iranian-made commercial vessel, was showcased along with 99 Ashura and Tariq speed boats, which have been upgraded with new missile systems.
Speaking in the ceremony, Tangsiri said that with joining the new vessel and boats, the IRGCN will be significantly strengthened.
The commander noted that the new vessels were developed by young Iranian military experts, describing the joining of the vessels as “an important and effective step in improving the level of naval combat power” of the IRGCN.
According to Tangsiri, the Ashura and Tariq-class boats are now armed with precision-guided missiles with a range of 10 to 180 kilometers.
The commander added that the ocean-going Shaid Mahdavi can carry and operate different Iranian-made weapon systems.
“It weighs 2100 tons, 240 meters in length and 27 meters in width, that is equipped with a 3D phased array radar, surface-to-surface, surface-to-air missiles, highly advanced electronic warfare Khordad 3 integrated telecommunication systems with the capability of carrying helicopters, drones and operational boats,” said.
Tangsiri added that the new multi-purpose warship will give the IRGCN the ability to operate in long-distance missions in international waters.
The IRGCN has been working nonstop to expand its fleet as well as its area of operations, which now includes the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea. The main aim is to confront the United States and its regional allies, first and foremost Israel.
Well done Iran!!! 💪💥
Tout à fait !!! Espérons que les “Qui ont souffert” se feront péter la gueule parles Iraniens !!!
That converted tanker has more tonnage than the the entire navy of the welfare funded, banana republic of Israel. Remember Rachel Corrie. Remember the USS Liberty!
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“The diplomatic mission, however, did not specify the exact time that the deal was reached, nor the time Russia would deliver the fighter jets to Iran. It gave no more details about the deal as they are classified.”
March 11th today JJ…….No Su-35 yet……20 days to go…….
Nuž raz darmo Peržania sú na úrovni. Teraz to ozaj potrebuje stabilizovať vzájomné vzťahy z SAE a celý región sa môže začať rozvíjať pod taktovkou BRICS!!! Základom je odložiť vzájomnú nevraživosť a začať hľadať to čo vás môže spájať. Po ozajstnom zblížení sa môžu spoločne zamerať na vyriešenie otázky ktorá trápi región už viac ako pol storočie. A síce úplné zrušenie vplyvu darebáckeho štátu USA v regióne. Je čas začať si vytvárať vlastnú budúcnosť, podľa vlastných pravidiel a zákonov.
Missiles and missile boats will completely change the balance of naval warfare. Aircraft carriers are doomed.
Naval swarm tactics in the Persian Gulf by Iran against NATO navies would be a superb tactic to neutralize their floating bathtubs and over-sized toilet bowls. Just a few of them with naval-launched anti-ship cruise missiles would put many of them to the bottom of the sea. In addition to air assets joining the fray too, Iran’s coastal naval batteries would be shooting their land-based anti-ship cruise missiles creating a nightmare for the ships’ defensive systems. It would be the perfect saturation attack and from what has just come out to the woe of the Axis of Evil, Iran has developed a Mach 9 hyper-sonic cruise missile with a 1,500 km range. Not looking good for the gringos and friends.