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Iran’s vessels fastest in world

23 August 2010 8:24

A top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the corps’ missile-launching vessels rank first in the world in terms of speed and power.

“Iran is second to none in the world when it comes to high-speed missile-launching vessels”, IRGC’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi was quoted by Fars News Agency as saying on Monday.

He highlighted that ‘speed’ is a significant issue as far as vessels are concerned.

“American warships currently have a maximum speed of 31 knots while Iranian vessels can travel twice as fast on average”, said the top general on the sidelines of a ceremony to open production lines for domestically-built Zolfaghar and Seraj vessels.

He underlined the IRGC’s Navy is capable of countering any aggression.

“Given the unimaginable growth in Iran’s defense capability, we can defend our borders and rights in the best way possible”, Fadavi added.

He said Iran continues to enhance its defense capabilities.

“We have substantially boosted our deterrence and destruction capabilities” since the end of the Iraqi imposed war in the 80’s”, said the top general.

Iran on Monday officially opened production lines for the Seraj and Zolfaghar high-speed vessels.

Also on Sunday, Iran unveiled its first home-made long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a ceremony marking National Defense Industry Day.

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