IRGC Navy Receives New Advanced Warship and Speedboats in Bandar Abbas Ceremony

In a ceremony held on Saturday morning at Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy proudly accepted the delivery of a state-of-the-art warship.

Iran (IMNA) - The newly acquired vessel has been named after Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a revered Iraqi commander of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). Al-Muhandis tragically lost his life alongside Iran's esteemed Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani during a US strike in Baghdad in January 2020. This addition to the IRGC Navy's fleet signifies Iran's commitment to maritime defense and serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of these fallen heroes.

Iranian Officials Unveil Advanced Warship with Impressive Naval Capabilities

The ceremony, attended by Major General Hossein Salami, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, IRGC Navy Commander, and other high-ranking officials from Iran's armed forces, showcased the latest addition to the country's naval fleet.

During the event, Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri provided details about the newly unveiled warship, named Abu Mahdi. He highlighted its remarkable naval endurance of 14 days and its ability to navigate within a radius of 2,000 nautical miles undetected by enemy radar.

Equipped with four propulsive engines, the Abu Mahdi warship possesses exceptional stability, enabling it to remain operational even under Force Six conditions. Additionally, its state-of-the-art, domestically developed hull design allows it to carry out naval missions even in Force Five conditions.

This remarkable addition to Iran's naval capabilities marks a significant advancement in the country's defense capabilities, further solidifying its position as a formidable force in the region.

IRGC Navy Receives New Advanced Warship and Speedboats in Bandar Abbas Ceremony

IRGC Navy Enhances Maritime Capabilities with New Warships and Armed Vessels

In maritime news, the Force Six at sea has been redefined to encompass weather conditions featuring wind speeds ranging from 39 to 49 km per hour, accompanied by towering waves reaching up to 4 meters.

In a significant development, the commander of the IRGC Navy revealed that three domestic knowledge-based companies have successfully undertaken the construction of vessels for the naval force. Notably, the manufacturing process for the Abu Mahdi warship spanned a period of 15 months, showcasing the complexity and precision involved in its creation.

Furthermore, the commander emphasized the IRGC's impressive capabilities, mentioning that they have the capacity to produce three warships of the same class within a year, highlighting their commitment to enhancing naval strength.

The commander also shed light on the recent advancements in the fleet, as several vessels and armaments were introduced into service on Saturday. Specifically, the Tareq-class and Ashura-class boats have now been armed with Kowsar missiles, bolstering the IRGC Navy's defensive capabilities.

IRGC Navy Upgrades Tareq-Class Boats with Missiles and Introduces New Vessels

In a recent announcement, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy revealed that the Tareq-class boats have undergone significant upgrades. Previously armed with rockets, they are now equipped with missiles boasting an impressive range of 180 kilometers.

Furthermore, the commander highlighted the enhancements made to the Ashura vessels, which now feature Kowsar missiles. These missiles have been paired with advanced 3-D radars capable of detecting and neutralizing hostile aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles even at high altitudes.

Saturday also marked the delivery of new reconnaissance vessels, speedboats, and torpedo-dropping vessels to the IRGC Navy, as confirmed by the commander. This expansion of their naval fleet will undoubtedly strengthen their capabilities in maritime operations.

Looking ahead, the IRGC Navy unveiled plans in November 2020 to deploy a flotilla of military vessels, including their first oceangoing warship, to the northern regions of the Indian Ocean. This oceangoing warship measures an impressive 150 meters in length and weighs 4,000 tons. It serves as a multipurpose vessel for long-range operations and is equipped with missiles, air defense systems, and radars.

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