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IRGC Navy speedboats equipped with radar-evading stealth technology: Commander

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This file picture shows speedboats operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy during a parade in southern Iran on the coast of the Persian Gulf. (By Tasnim news agency)

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy says speedboats operated by the force have been equipped with radar-evading stealth technology, which can greatly reduce the distances at which they can be detected.

“As you know, the IRGC Navy is a completely strategic force and is in possession of all types of ammunition, ranging from tanks for naval battles to fixed-wing aircraft and drones,” Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said on the sidelines of a ceremony in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday.

“Therefore, it has always been in contact and close cooperation with other forces and military organizations like the Ministry of Defense to produce various military systems and equipment,” Tangsiri said.

He underlined that his force proudly utilizes equipment manufactured by domestic knowledge-based companies, including a series of drones and quadcopters.

The Iranian commander highlighted that the hull material and shape of the IRGC Navy’s speedboats employ stealth technology construction techniques so as to ensure they would remain undetected by radars.

Tangsiri noted that the IRGC Navy takes advantage of homegrown hulls for its watercraft.

The senior Iranian military figure also pointed to the IRGC Navy’s under-construction Shahid (Martyr) Soleimani helicopter carrier, stating that it is a multi-hulled watercraft with Incat shape design and incorporates unique and advanced features.

Iranian military experts and engineers have in recent years made remarkable breakthroughs in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, decrying enemies for questioning the country’s missile program.

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