New warship, missile-launching boats join IRGC Navy

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy took delivery of a new ocean-going warship and scores of missile-launching speed boats.
Equipped with offensive and defensive systems, the Shahid Mahdavi warship was officially added to the IRGC Navy’s fleet in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday.
Also, 95 Ashura- and Tareq-class missile-launching speed boats joined the IRGC Navy’s fleet.
IRGC Navy Chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said the warship is a heavy, multi-purpose and long-range vessel capable of carrying and operating all kinds of helicopters, drones, and high-speed missile launchers, as well as missile, defense and radar systems.
The 2,100-ton warship has a length of 240 meters and a width of 27 meters, he said, adding that she is equipped with a 3-D-phased-array radar as well as surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, highly advanced electronic warfare telecommunications system, and Khordad-3 missile systems, all of which are designed and manufactured by young Iranian technicians.


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