110 speedboats join IRGC Navy fleet

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – Some 110 speedboats have joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Naval fleet in a ceremony in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan province on Saturday.

A number of 110 speedboats that have high maneuverability, missile- and rocket launchers with the capability of reconnaissance-intelligence measures joined IRGC Naval Combat Organization.

They will become operational from the shores of Makran and the Sea of Oman to the mouthpiece of Arvand Riverin the Persian Gulf.

These advanced speedboats have been manufactured by Iranian experts.

These vessels are supposed to carry out naval and logistics operations in southern waters of Arvand River in Khuzestan to Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchestan province especially to counter any enemy threats in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Commander of IRGC Navy Force Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that this is the seventh joining of vessels to the IRGC Navy fleet which their speed has increased from 55 knots to 75 and 90 knots at this stage, expandable to 110 knots at the next stage.

All facilities of these vessels, including missiles and rockets, and a radar network have been manufactured at IRGC.

The joining ceremony of 110 vessels was held in the presence of Chief Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami.

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