Iran unveils new speedboat
Tehran, Iran, May 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran has successfully tested a fast moving boat with 110 knots per hour top speed, IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) Naval Force Commander Ali Fadavi said.
Speaking during a conference on speedboats, the Iranian commander added that another model of fast moving boats would be industrially produced by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016).
That watercraft will be able to move at 80 knots and equipped with 100-km-range missiles, Fars news agency reported May 26.
He also said that a maritime laboratory and testing lake of the Imam Hossein University (belonging to the IRGC) provide the opportunity to make and test watercraft with speeds up to 120 knots per hour.
The Islamic Republic has given special priority to its military power.
Especially under international pressure, the country has used domestic talents to develop various types of weapons and military equipment.
Tehran keeps noting that its military power is solely defensive, backing its claim by saying that since the 1979 revolution it has not attacked any country.
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