IRGC tests speedboats cruising at 110 knots per hour
Iran Press TV
Tue May 26, 2015 5:48PM
The commander of the naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the forces have tested indigenous speedboats that can cruise at 110 knots (203 kilometers) per hour.
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi made the remarks during a national conference on the development and construction of speedboats in Tehran on Tuesday.
The IRGC commander also said that anti-ship cruise missiles and cannons were previously not available on speedboats, but the IRGC experts have managed to successfully mount them on the vessels now.
Fadavi added that the military vessels, capable of cruising at the speed of up to 120 knots (222 kilometers) an hour, can now be designed and tested at the IRGC naval research laboratory. In the past, he said, Iran had to carry out such tests abroad.
The IRGC commander said the Navy plans to mass produce, within the next few months, speedboats that travel at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour, and are armed with missiles capable of striking enemy targets within a range of about 100 kilometers (62 miles).
Last year, the IRGC equipped its speedboats with domestically designed and manufactured Ghader (Capable) anti-ship cruise missiles. Iran unveiled the home-made Ghader missile in September 2011.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries since its defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.
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