Iran's Revolution Guards adds warship, 100 fast-attack crafts to naval fleet

New military vessels joined the fleet of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Saturday, in order to increase IRGC’s Navy defense capability.

The Navy of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday took delivery of a new domestically designed and manufactured warship with sophisticated radar-evading technologies, during a ceremony attended by IRGC Navy Commander Alireza Tangsiri.

In comments at the event, and as reported by IRGC website, IRGC navy Commander Tangsiri said the warship has a naval endurance of 14 days and can sail within a radius of 2,000 nautical miles by evading the enemy’s radar detection.

Tangsiri pointed out that the development of warships for the IRGC Navy is being carried out by three local knowledge-based enterprises.

It relies on four homegrown propulsion systems, and can stay afloat under force six conditions and carry out naval missions under force five conditions thanks to its advanced homegrown hull design, he added.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has taken delivery of a range of domestically-designed and manufactured military equipment, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis warship that features sophisticated radar-evading technologies, and 100 fast-attack crafts, Iran’s television news network Press TV reported.

According to Tangsiri, Iranian experts at the IRGC Navy would build at least three warships of the same type in less than a year.

100 ships, including Tareq-class and Ashura-class ships with Kowsar medium-range and anti-ship missiles, have joined the IRGC naval fleet, as Tehran Times (TT) said.

Up until now, Tareq-class warships could only shoot rockets, but now they can fire 180-kilometer-range missiles.

The commander of the IRGC’s navy said that “the strengthening of the combat capability is the most important component in the IRGC’s Navy, emphasizing that we increase our defense capability day by day.”