Iran to make its guard boats 3 times faster than those of U.S. - commander
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 5 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran will make its guard boats three times faster than those of the U.S., Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi said, Fars reported.
Fadavi noted that thus far Iran has managed to double the speed of boats, and will triple it by the time country's Five year development plan is over (2015).
Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said several days ago that country's naval forces will expand their international presence to safeguard the Islamic Republic's interests and rights.
Iran's Navy has been multiplying its naval presence in the international waters since last year, deploying vessels to the Indian Ocean and dispatching two ships via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean for the first time in February 2011.
In addition, in line with international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, especially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.