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Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps The IRGC is responsible for the security of the Persian Gulf. In 2008, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, former commander of the IRGC and the current military advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, declared that the responsibility for defending the Persian Gulf had been handed over to the IRGC.

The separation of the responsibilities of the naval forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and the responsibilities of the Islamic Republic's naval forces is of great importance as the naval forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard equipped their units with a variety of naval pieces, equipment and unique naval systems such as speedboats, advanced missile systems, In addition to a group of modern unmanned aircraft, in order to maintain and guard the territorial waters of the country.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has prepared itself for emergency and any aggression by the establishment of bases and important areas in the south of the country focused on the Persian Gulf. The IRGC has built an international station in the Strait of Hormuz that all the harbors from the Strait of Hormuz are obliged to enter the Persian Gulf to enter the Persian Gulf. The station controls all the traffic, including commercial and military vessels, from the Strait of Hormuz; the controls are carried out through snooping systems, flotation units, drone tracking, and radar systems.

The existence of sea areas, bases and units with unique and unique missile, air and flotilla capabilities in terms of combat and intelligence requires the command of the units and bases of the IRGC so that during the battle that requires a centralized operational command, these systems And the equipment works in perfect harmony.

In this regard, the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had announced the formation of a "Khatam-e-Taliban 2" naval base in the IRGC to protect the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz. In fact, two Khatam-ol-Namba 1 (owned by the Navy) and Khatam-ul-Namba 2 (owned by the Navy) have been formed to coordinate and command the operational units of the units operating these two forces in the territorial waters of the international community, the first in The Oman Sea and the open waters, and the latter are in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Of course, each of the two camps operate under the control of Khatam-ul-Banba's central headquarters.

Tasked with securing the Persian Gulf, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN/NEDASA) is organized into five geographic regions, plus a handful of independent bases outside of the Gulf. These form the administrative basis for conducting combat operations and are believed to be largely equivalent to other services’ ‘regional headquarters’. The region are typically commanded by a Vice Admiral (BG2).

Naval Forces Guards

  1. 1st Naval Region – Bandar Abbas The 1st Naval Region is headquartered in Bandar Abbas. Its' operations area is focused on the Strait of Hormuz. The first region of Sahabzaman (AS) in Bandar Abbas and is one of the most important naval forces of the IRGC.
  2. 2nd Naval Region – Bandar Bushehr The 2nd Naval Region of Noah's prophet (AS) is headquartered in Bushehr, in the central Persian Gulf.
  3. 3rd Naval Region – Bandar Mahshahr The 3rd Naval Region of Imam Hussein (AS) is headquartered in Bandar Mahshahr in the northern Persian Gulf. The scope of its area of operations is unknown. Its area of operations extends from the town of Dayyar in the north, to Kish Island in the south. This area was previously associated with both the 1st and 2nd Naval Regions, but was split off in November 2008. Prior to the designation, the IRGCN maintaned an independent base at Asaluyeh.
  4. 4th Naval Region – Bandar Asaluyeh The 4th Naval Region is headquartered in Asaluyeh, between Bushehr and Bandar Abbas. Fourth Zone of Behnam Sarallah's Revolutionary Guards Corps in Asalouyeh is in the capital of the economy and oil and gas in the Middle East, which is of particular importance.
  5. 5th Naval Region – Bandar Lengah The 5th Naval Region of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) is headquartered in Bandar Lengah in the southern Persian Gulf. Its area of operations extends from Qeshm Island in the east, to Kish Island in the west, covering the islands in between including the contested Tunbs and Abu Musa. This area was previously associated with the 1st Naval Zone, but was split off in November 2012 in order focus their efforts on the cluster of islands.

Independent Naval Bases:

  1. Imam Ali Naval Base – Bandar Chahbahar
  2. Naval Base – Bandar Jask

Seyyed al-Shohada Training Center – Gilan - Built around 2012, this recent complex reportedly consolidated all of the training facilities used by the IRGC-N including commando and officer education. It’s location is unknown, but may be Zibakenar.

Alongside the important infrastructure of the creation of critical areas and bases, the Revolutionary Guards are proud to be trained in the presence of trained and instructed Marines and Marines who will have the best response from the enemy's invasion. In addition to the presence of manpower, which is a factor in the use and mobilization of Naval Force military equipment, the Revolutionary Guard has the capabilities of many and best-selling equipment. The IRGC in the arena has focused much of its potential on the development and expansion of radar boats, and has been able to reverse engineer boats that are even superior to the most advanced western examples.

On 24 August 2010 Iran inaugurated the production lines for two types of high-speed assault boats dubbed Zolfaghar after a famous sword, and Seraj, meaning light. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy Commander Ali Fadavi attended the ceremony. Vahidi said, “We will not strike any country and will extend a hand of friendship to all countries in the world but if any country wants to play with fire and commit an insensible act against Iran, Iran’s reaction will be hard.” Fadavi said Iran ranks first in producing of high-speed assault boats in the world. He also said that nowhere in the world, there are assault boats with the same speed as Iran’s.

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi had earlier announced that the use of speedboats is at the heart of the Iranian Navy's operational doctrine since high-speed vessels have already proved highly efficient in fighting back US heavyweight warships. He further announced that Iran is now capable of manufacturing speedboats which can traverse at 60 to 70 knots per hour, yet the country is still seeking to increase the speed of these vessels to 80, 90 and even 100 knots per hour.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri warned enemies not to test Iran's power in defending its territorial integrity and national interests. "We hope that the enemies will understand this reality that we do not compromise with anyone on the path of safeguarding the Islamic Iran's borders and will firmly respond to any threat and aggression," General Tangsiri said, addressing a ceremony in the Southern province of Hormuzgan on 27 June 2019.

He added that downing of a US sophisticated drone by the IRGC was a crushing response to the aggressors against the safe territory of Islamic Iran. "This decisive move showed that Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have thorough knowledge about the movements of enemies in the region,” General Tangsiri said. “We hope that enemies of the country will grasp out that the IRGC will spare no efforts to defend Iran's marine, land and airspace and will respond to all threats powerfully,” he added.

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