Iran’s navy fleet to receive new warships Wednesday

Iran’s navy fleet to receive new warships Wednesday
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  • calendar-gray 13 January 2021

Two new warships will be delivered to the Iranian Navy in a ceremony on Wednesday, APA reports citing Tasnim News Agency.

The Navy’s Southern Fleet will take delivery of the Makran forward base ship and Zereh (Armor) missile-launching vessel at the ceremony.

It will be held on the first day of a naval drill dubbed Eqtedar (Power) and be attended by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, and other senior commanders.

Makran, the country’s largest military vessel, can carry seven helicopters, according to Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi back in September.

It could provide support for the Navy’s forces and warships in high seas, especially in the Northern Indian Ocean, Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Red Sea.

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