Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri announced that the IRGC speed boats are able to voyage at the speed of 92 knots per hour, three times faster than the US vessels.
“We have increased the speed to 92 knots/h in our military vessels at sea by means of indigenized know-how,” Rear Admiral Tangsiri said, addressing a ceremony to deliver 112 speed boats to the IRGC Navy in the Persian Gulf on Thursday.
“This speed is three times faster than the speed of the US vessels which is due to its unique design and enhancement of its engine structures,” he added.
Rear Admiral Tangsiri also declared that manufacturing of two vessels named after martyred Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis has started, adding that the projects will be accomplished within a year.
Rear Admiral Tangsiri had announced in October 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 said.
“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).