IPS-16 Peykaap Class Coastal Patrol Craft
IPS-16 Modified Peykaap II Class Missile Boat
The IPS-16 is a monohull torpedo boat with a displacement of less than 15 tons. Its sole armament are 2 324mm torpedo tubes, stowed flush when not firing. This gives the boat a potentially low radar signature. The IPS-16 Peykaap class boats have a top speed of 52 knots.
Claimed as an indigenous design by the Iranian Maritime Industries Group (a division of the state run Defense Industries Organization), these boats are reportedly of North Korean origin, delivered in 2002. They may have been assembled or partially assembled in Iran. The MIG now offers the Peykaap class for sale itself, showing that it does have a production capability.
Between 2007 and 2008 a number of Peykaap torpedo boats were fitted with two launchers for the Iranian Kowsar anti-ship missile, an Iranian copy of the Chinese TL-10 missile. These boats have been referred to as IPS-16 Modified and Peykaap II. With a displacement of less than 14 tons, they develop a 52-node speed. Their armament consists of two anti-ship missiles FL 10 (C-701) made in China. The firing range is 15-20 kilometers, the mass of the warhead is about 30 kilograms.The Islamic Republic of Iran has three naval bases and approximately 90 ships in the Caspian Sea, including missile carriers, two Jamaran destroyers (light frigates) and Ghadir-class submarines. There are plans to deploy several helicopter carriers and up to 75 Peykaap-class boats.
By the end of the war, radar boats were so successful that the formation of the Navy's naval base was based on them, and this success also led to the evolution of the doctrine of various domains. Although radar boats are used in other parts of the world, but what has happened in Iran and science production is the use of radar vessels that are stable in different conditions of the sea and have the ability to carry and use different types of weapons have.
After the imposed war, efforts to mobilize the world's fastest-growing vessels, along with their indigenous development and other applications such as weapons, navigation devices and routing, and secure telecommunication systems, continued to unfold and continue to grow. In the field of weapons, the use of hydraulic stabilizers and fire control system triggered a more effective firing of a 107 mm rocket from a distance of several kilometers (more than a range of systems such as the Fallanx), and the installation of 23 mm single-hinged balls is also a heavier fire. Compared with 7.12 mm guns.
But in an era of missile weapons found in all categories, cruise missiles and short-range cruise missiles keep the Iranian radar even out of range of caliber bombs at the enemy's fleet. Also, the low cross-section of these boats and their high speed, rapid quitting, and lack of opportunity to respond to the enemy. At present, the radar naval vessels of the Navy have an average speed of about 55 nautical miles (knots) and some boats with speeds of 60 to 70 knots.
The idea of using radar boats along with light and semi-heavy weapons, came from the needs of the war and the creative minds of the indigenous forces, relying on the technical capacity. However, at that time, radar boats lacked advanced communication, navigation and weapons equipment, but their effective performance has kept the category of radar vessels with a diverse range of Gulf conservation equipment alive.
The new generation of radar radar vessels, called Zulfiqar, was a naval patrol vessel and was designed to launch anti-ship missiles based on the idea of launching attacks on anti-ship missiles and radar navigation systems. An anti-ship missile and Nasr 1 cruise missile with a range of 35 kilometers after being placed on the production line added to the list of weapons of this radar, which provides a better distance to this flotilla in countering the weapons of enemy ships.
Suitable performance, high speed, fast maneuvering and good sailing are features of the new generation of this float. The float body is designed and built according to global standards and has the most advanced native telecommunication, navigation and electronic equipment. This fast-moving flotilla, as one of the most numerous examples after the holy defense years of at least 3.75 meters, has a range of 320 nautical miles and has three occupants.
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