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IRGC to boost its capabilities in submarine and swarm asymmetric warfare

Friday, 21 December 2012

Acting Commander of the IRGC Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, declared that IRGC’s submarines will operate in the Persian Gulf in the near future. The IRGCN gear also includes fast boats (used in swarm attacks) armed with various types of rockets (and missile) systems, reconnaissance UAVs (Shahed 129, Hazem) for 24-hour surveillance of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, navy missiles, cruise missiles, shore-to-sea missile (Persian Gulf, Noor, Qader, Kowsar, Saeqeh). Defense Minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, said that “Production of different types of submarines is on our agenda, and naturally they will be delivered to the IRGCN when they are complete.” He added that the Ministry plans to equip the IRGC Navy with its new domestically produced submarines. “These submarines will be in models other than Qadir (light submarines), and their production and delivery to the IRGC are underway.” He reiterated that Iran is producing military tools based on its doctrine of asymmetric defense (warfare). Army Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, announced that “our most recently manufactured systems were unveiled on November 27, and we will announce the start of operation of these new systems by February 10.”

 
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  • Published: 4 days ago on Friday, 21 December 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: December 21, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
  • Filed Under: Military
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    • http://tinyurl.com/czdctb4 (http://www.teribon.ir); http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107128517; http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107128655

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