Oceangoing warship joins IRGC navy fleet

The Shahid Mahdavi oceangoing warship

© APA | The Shahid Mahdavi oceangoing warship

# 09 March 2023 13:30 (UTC +04:00)

An oceangoing warship joined the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval forces along with 99 new vessels in different classes after being unveiled in the south of the country on Thursday, APA reports citing IRNA.

IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salaami, Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, and a group of military officials were present at the unveiling ceremony of Shahid Mahdavi warship and the other 99 vessels in Bandar Abbas, a southern Iranian port.

The Shahid Mahdavi oceangoing warship is 240 meters in length and 32 meters in width and weighs 14,000 tons and has a load capacity of 41,000 tons.

The warship has been equipped with a 3-dimensional phased array radar, sea-to-sea and sea-to-air missiles, advanced communication systems for electronic warfare, and cruise missiles with a range of 700 km. It is capable of carrying helicopters and drones.