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IRGC Navy’s new warships are equipped with SAM, cruise missiles: Commander

The two warships recently added to the fleet of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy are equipped with domestically-developed surface-to-air (SAM) and cruise missiles, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri says.

The IRGC Navy commander told the IRIB TV1 television channel on Wednesday that the two homegrown catamarans, dubbed Shahid (Martyr) Sayyad Shirazi and Shahid Hassan Bagheri, are named after the legendary Iranian military commanders known for their heroics during the imposed war in the 1980s.

Each of the vessels is furnished with six Sayyad-3 (Hunter-3) surface-to-air missiles, 16 vertically launched Navvab air defense missiles, as well as six cruise missiles with a range of between 40 and 750 kilometers. Their radar systems can identify targets up to a range of 150 kilometers, the commander stated.

Tangsiri said the new military catamarans are 68 meters in length, 18.5 meters wide, 14 meters in height, and have four marine engines.

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