C-14 China Cat Fast Attack Missile Boat
In May 2002 it was reported that China had sold Iran high-speed catamaran missile patrol boats. The first of the new C-14 patrol boats, referred to as China Cats, were reportedly observed by US military intelligence recently in an Iranian port. A Chinese delegation of technicians was in Iran to help the Iranian navy train and equip the new boats.
These light 20 ton displacement boats are designed to carry up to eight C-701 anti-ship cruise missiles and usually have a single gun for self defense. It is a fast attack craft designed for high speed and low cost.
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