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Navy of Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps receives 112 new fast attack boats


The Tasnim News Agency has announced on May 28, 2020, that the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy took delivery of 112 fast attack boats during a ceremony that was held in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.
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Navy of Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps receives 112 new fast attack boats 925 001 Navy of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has received 112 new fast attack boats.  (Picture source IRNA)


The 112 fast attack boats delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy included Zolfaqar speedboats as well as Heidar-class and Meead-class boats.

The Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) consists of 20,000 sailors and 1,500 ships and fast attack boats used to perform Iranian maritime operations in the Persian Gulf.

The Zolfaqar is a light fast attack boat produced locally in Iran. It is able to reach a maximum speed of 70 knots. The boat is fitted with twin-tube launchers for the Nasr-1 cruise missiles. he Nasr-1 is an Iranian unlicensed copy of the Chinese C-704 short-range anti-ship cruise missile. According to its export catalog, it can destroy 1,500-tonne targets such as small frigates. Nasr-1 missile can be launched from both inland bases and offshore military vessels, and is being modified to be fired from helicopters and submarines. For its self-protection, a DShKM 12.7mm heavy machine gun can be mounted at the front and the rear of the deck.

The Heidar-class is a light patrol boat with a marine-grade aluminum body. The boat is able to avoid sinking even at a high rolling angle of 180 degrees and is used for search and rescue, as well as marine patrol missions.