Tehran (IP) – In recent years, the IRGC Navy Force has taken great strides in equipping all types of equipment and weapons effective in naval warfare, especially in the Persian Gulf.

Iran PressIran news: One of the IRGC Navy Force's unique assets is the 'Bavar 2' GEV.

'Bavar 2' GEV is suitable for coastal defense and long and fast patrols for Iran as a country with more than 1500 km of the south coast.

Basically, the purpose of a ground-effect vehicle is not high altitude because the advantage of the ground effect in improving the flying capabilities of this vehicle is achieved at low altitude.

This ground-effect vehicle was built by the Defense Ministry and was designed by the air and marine industries organizations and the Malek Ashtar University of Technology.

The Iranian 'Bavar 2' GEV was first announced on the fifth day of the 'Great Prophet' drills in April 2006.

The news had a very high impact at that time and expressed surprise at Iran's ability to build this vehicle.

After the delivery of 12 of them in October 2010 under the guidance of trained pilots, which indicated the full operation of 'Bavar' GEV, it became clear that Iran has the full ability to manufacture these ground-effect vehicles.

Of course, a new type of Bavar GEV has been built under 'Bavar 4', which has higher capabilities than 'Bavar 2'.

Benefits of a ground-effect vehicle

One of the advantages of a ground-effect vehicle is that any area in the sea can be the starting point of its mission and, if necessary, land in any area and hide in its shores.

These vehicles became popular after World War II, and the first successful operational examples were made in the Soviet Union.

Faster speed than conventional boats and even speedboats, moving in the air rather than water, requires a lighter engine with less power, lower fuel consumption, range and faster mileage, which are important advantages of a ground-effect vehicle.

Also, the possibility of flying in rough seas where boats are not able to operate safely, the ability to fly up to a height of several meters above the water level, high speed in carrying out missions compared to other common naval vehicles are notable points in the performance of these vehicles.

Specifications and features

The speed of the 'Bavar 2' GEV is between 185 km to more than 190 km per hour, and its usual flight altitude is 1 to 5 meters and up to a few tens of meters.

Its engine is mounted behind the cockpit, slightly further back and above the fuselage to protect it from water.

This three-bladed motor is installed at a positive angle to the horizon always to have an upward force component and help the lift force to make it easier to take off from the water.

The two-person version has also been built, the main use of which is for educational purposes.

In the single-seater type, the weight of the second person and the equipment he uses, such as seats, precision cabin equipment, and steering and control systems that have been removed, are added to the 'Bavar 2' portable cargo, which can be estimated at 90 to 110 kg; therefore, it can carry at least one Kowsar anti-ship missile.

It has been announced that rockets and anti-submarine missiles will be added to this ground-effect vehicle soon.

Due to the high capability of ground-effect vehicles as an aerial-style vehicle with an amphibious nature in carrying out missions in the marine environment, some modifications in 'Bavar 2' GEV for the future can add to its efficiency.

Most importantly, it is equipped with anti-ship missiles.

Also, if it is possible to carry air-to-air shoulder-fired missiles, 'Bavar 2' can fight numerous enemy drones, which is exceptional.

The network connection of these devices with other surface and air units will also improve its operational effects in today's modern battles.


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