Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has taken delivery of a new 2,100-ton warship, and nearly 100 missile-launching speed boats that have been converted from rocket-launching vessels.
The Shahid Mahdavi warship was officially added to the IRGC Navy’s fleet in a ceremony in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday, Iranian state media reported.
The warship is capable of carrying and operating all kinds of helicopters, drones, and high-speed missile launchers, as well as missile, defense and radar systems. It has a length of 240m and a width of 27m, and comes equipped with a 3D phased-array radar as well as surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, highly advanced electronic warfare telecommunication systems, and Khordad-3 missile systems.
Also, 95 Ashura- and Tareq-class missile-launching speed boats joined the IRGC Navy’s fleet. IRGC Navy Chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said these boats have a minimum range of 10km and maximum of more than 180km.