IRGC Navy to receive 2 new warships – Politics News

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Speaking in a TV interview on Saturday night, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said the two warships, named after IRGC Navy martyrs Mahdavi and Baqeri, are 240 meters long and 21 meters high.

He noted that both can carry helicopters, missiles and dozens of drones, while the Baqeri warship is also equipped with a runway for unmanned aircraft.

The two new vessels can navigate remote waters and provide security for Iranian commercial vessels on the high seas, he added.

The general also pointed to the local patrol combat warship named after Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, saying the advanced ship is equipped with air defense missiles, including 16 short-range Navvab missiles and 6 Sayyad missiles at medium range.

Tangsiri also said four cruise missiles have been installed on the patrol combat warship which can hit targets at ranges of 90, 140, 300 and 750 kilometers.

Last month, the Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, said the patrol combat warship is the first Iranian military vessel equipped with air defense missiles with a system vertical launch capable of firing missiles at medium and short range.

The warship’s hull material uses stealth technology construction techniques with a low radar cross-section, the commander noted, noting that it can navigate oceans and rough seas for various operations.

Equipped with four powerful local engines, the martyr warship Soleimani can carry out long-range naval missions without coastal logistics.

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