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