Iran’s state news agency FARS reports that the naval units of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps now have a new warship that can perform various functions, including the transportation of helicopters, drones, and patrol boats and cutters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The inauguration ceremony of the Shahid Rudaki took place yesterday, November 19, and was attended by many Iranian officials, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], Major General Hossein Salami, and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri.
According to the information spread by the Iranian agency FARS, the multifunctional carrier was made in Iran and has entirely Iranian technology.
The ship is 150 meters long, weighs 400 tons, and is 22 meters wide. The new combat carrier of the Iranian navy has a three-dimensional phased array radar, which provides the necessary “visibility” of the ship’s crew.
For its own protection and for the protection of Iranian troops during military missions, the ship has sea-to-sea and surface-to-air missiles, torpedoes, and an advanced electronic warfare system.
According to a number of Iranian media, citing General Ramezan Zirahi, Iran will receive several new Iranian-built warships in the coming months, which will strengthen the Islamic State’s fleet and ensure the security of the country’s water territorial integrity.