Iran Navy Adds Warship, Missile-Launching Boats

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 06:36 AM, March 10, 2023
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Iran Navy Adds Warship, Missile-Launching Boats
Shahid Mahdavi warship @Iranian state media

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.

Iran Navy Adds Warship, Missile-Launching Boats
Helicopter on Shahid Mahdavi warship @Iranian state media

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.

Iran Navy Adds Warship, Missile-Launching Boats
Ashura- and Tareq-class missile-launching speed boats
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