The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has taken delivery of more than a hundred homegrown and domestically-manufactured combat speedboats for maritime operations in Iran’s southern territorial waters.
During a Saturday ceremony attended by the IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami and high-profile military figures in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, 110 speedboats joined the IRGC Navy’s fleet.
The speedboats are reportedly highly maneuverable, and are equipped with missile and rocket launchers as well as surveillance and reconnaissance devices.
In comments at the event, General Salami said Iran’s advanced naval vessels have high destructive power to defend the country in terms of range, speed, accuracy.
He said the construction of high-speed IRGC vessels has progressed from rocket launchers to missile launchers.
Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, said the new speedboats have been developed by local experts and can reach speeds of 75-90 knots (138-166 km/h).
He added that all military equipment for the boats, including missiles, rockets, and radar systems, have been manufactured by IRGC specialists.
Source: Press TV