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Commander: IRGC Naval Mines Unimaginably Advanced

26 February 2015 21:47

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said his forces are in possession of such advance naval mines that the US would not believe.

“We have the most advanced naval mines of different types that Americans can never imagine,” Fadavi told reporters on the sidelines of naval exercises in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday.

The commander noted that the IRGC mines could be adjusted to be laid at different water depths.

The IRGC naval exercises, codenamed The Great Prophet-9, began on Wednesday in the Strait of Hormuz, known as the most strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf.

Earlier in the day, the forces in the war game attacked a mock warship by firing different missiles. A real-size model of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, 333 meters in length, became the target of “Nasr” coast-to-sea cruise missiles, 107mm rockets fired from assault speedboats, and ballistic missiles with pin-point accuracy.

Elsewhere in his comments, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the IRGC is also in possession of “special vessels” that differ from what has been made public so far.

“There are different sizes of these vessels, and we are not going to reveal their dimensions as long as the enemy does not do something stupid,” the commander stressed.

Fadavi had already unveiled plans for the IRGC’s attainment of a new type of high speed boats with the breakneck velocity of 80 knots (148 km/h).

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