Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri announced that Iran plans to manufacture speed boats in the near future which voyage at the speed of 100 knots per hour.
“Today, marine vessels which cruise at 90nots/h will be unveiled,” Rear Admiral Tangsiri told reporters in the Northern city of Rasht on Wednesday.
“God willing, we will go toward (building) speed vessels with 100knots/h speed,” he added.
Tangsiri underlined that the Iranian Armed Forces’ preparedness has established security and stability in the Persian Gulf region, adding, “Iran has several times sent messages to the Persian Gulf littoral states that this region belongs to the Persian Gulf littoral states and we are capable of establishing security through sympathy among the neighboring states in the region.”
He noted that the foreign forces distort the regional security and are after legalizing their illegitimate deployment in the region and sell their weapons, and meantime, warned of the environmental hazards facing the region due to the presence of foreign military vessels (which use nuclear power).
In relevant remarks last Monday, Rear Admiral Tangsiri had said that the Iran-made speed boats would in the near future voyage at the speed of 90 knots per hour.
“Today, we have missile-launching vessels which cruise at the speed of 72 knots/h, we have also reached the 80knots/h too and we will increase the speed to 90 knots/h in the near future,” Rear Admiral Tangsiri said in an interview with the state TV.
He also said that the range of Iran’s marine cruise missiles has increased to 300km, adding that missiles with more ranges will be unveiled in the next naval wargames.
Rear Admiral Tangsiri offered the neighboring states to use and purchase Iran’s unique military equipment and missiles.
Former IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, who is now the current IRGC deputy commander, had underlined in 2018 that the country’s modern speedboats move at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour.
“The Americans have little information about Iran’s Naval power and they understand our real power when either their vessels are sunken or entangled in a terrible situation,” Rear Admiral Fadavi told FNA at the time.
He added that while the speed-vessels across the world generally cruise at the speed of 35 knots, their Iranian counterparts voyage at the speed of 80 knots.