IRGC adds new warship, 100 missile-launching boats to Navy fleet
From Press TV – Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has taken delivery of a new ocean-going warship and nearly 100 missile-launching speed boats.
Equipped with offensive and defensive systems, the Shahid Mahdavi warship was officially added to the IRGC Navy’s fleet in a ceremony in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday.
Also, 95 Ashura – and Tareq-class missile-launching speed boats joined the IRGC Navy’s fleet.
Speaking at the ceremony, IRGC Navy Chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said the Shahid Mahdavi warship is a heavy, multi-purpose and long-range vessel capable of carrying and operating all kinds of helicopters, drones, and high-speed missile launchers, as well as missile, defense and radar systems.
The 2,100-ton warship has a length of 240 meters and a width of 27 meters, he said, adding that it is equipped with a 3D phased-array radar as well as surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, highly advanced electronic warfare telecommunication systems, and Khordad-3 missile systems, all of which are designed and manufactured by young Iranian technicians.
“Shahid Mahdavi warship is like a mobile maritime city ready to carry out ocean missions … to create sustainable security of sea communication lines and provide aid to the commercial and fishing fleets of the Islamic Republic and regional countries,” The IRGC Navy commander said.
Tangsiri also said the elite military force has converted rocket-launching vessels into missile-launching ones in an “unprecedented” move in the world.
“By the joining of the specialized naval equipment … and the conversion of Ashura- and Tareq-class rocket-launching vessels into the missile-launching ones with a minimum range of 10 and maximum of more than 180 kilometers, the IRGC Navy has managed to take an important and effective step in upgrading the level of its naval combat power. It is somehow unprecedented in the world,” IRGC Navy Chief said.
Iranian military experts and engineers have in recent years made remarkable breakthroughs in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Also speaking at Thursday’s event, IRGC Chief Major General Hossein Salami said whenever the enemy acts forcefully against the Islamic Revolution, Iranians appear stronger against it.
“The enemy has come to the scene with all its strength, but the more it acts, the less it gains and the farther it gets from its so-called objectives,” he added.
Some fugitives portray themselves as benefactors and saviors of the nation while they demand the enemies intensify the embargo and isolation targeting Iran so that medicine and food do not reach the Iranian people, Salami stressed.
“In the Iranians’ mentality, this kind of behavior is disgusting and shameful,” Salami noted.
Source: Press TV – IRGC adds new warship, 100 missile-launching boats to Navy fleet
Iran producing ballistic missiles capable of hitting moving marine targets: Top general
Iran’s top general says the country is now capable of producing ballistic missiles capable of destroying moving marine targets.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said, “This missile has been successfully tested and its mass production has started.”
“After production of this missile, Iran will be among the three countries possessing the [technical] know-how to make such missiles,” the general said.
He added that the new ballistic missile can hit its target with a speed of Mach 8 and with a final range of 1,500 kilometers and is capable of delivering precision strikes.
“From now on, invading airplane carriers and [foreign] fleet will not be safe at a distance of 1,500 kilometers of our shores and this is an achievement reached by our elite youths,” Baqeri said.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, saying the Islamic Republic’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Back in November, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, said Iran possesses global-level drone power and is now a pioneer in missile technology.
He added that Iran stands on par with global powers in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles, and its achievements in this field have challenged the world’s powerful armies.
Ezekiel 38 (extract)
Thus says the Lord God; behold I AM against you Gog the prince of Rosh (Russia) Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk) – the Western and Eastern Capitols of the U.S.S.R. (now called the C.I.S.): I will turn you back (from seeking peace) and put hooks into your jaws (hunger), and I will bring you forth, with all your armed forces and Persia (IRAN), Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, Togarmah and ALL the earth with them against My people Israel (Britain and the British Commonwealth; America; Scandinavia; the Netherlands; the Baltic States; Northern France; Northern Spain and the Jews) to the lands of unwalled villages (walls of untempered mortar) without bars or gates (no defences because of defence cuts after the “so-called” peace dividend), when they (the politicians – foolish prophets) say peace, peace and there was NO peace.