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Iran: IRGC Navy Takes Delivery Of Over 300 Speedboats To Patrol South


The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy took delivery of 340 combat speedboats for operations in Iran’s southern waters.

In a ceremony attended by senior commanders on Monday, 340 military speedboats joined the IRGC Navy’s fleet in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

The speedboats can carry out assault operations with various types of missiles and rockets and support the Navy divers.

In comments at the event, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri praised the IRGC Navy for ensuring security in the delicate Hormuz Strait region.

The security of local residents and coastal areas in the region is highly significant, since more than two-thirds of the world’s fossil fuel passes through the Hormuz Strait, he added.

The top commander also highlighted Iran’s success in boosting naval power under the pressure of sanctions, saying the speedboats play a unique role in the sea with agility, high maneuverability, and stealth technology.

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Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency is a private news agency in Iran launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields

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