Tehran (IP) - The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy says that Iran will unveil an aircraft carrier in the near future.

Iran PressIran News: Brigadier General Alireza Tangsiri announced that the IRIGC Navy will unveil an aircraft carrier that has no similar model.

"Iran's new aircraft carrier has both the ability to carry aircrafts and the ability to carry missile launchers, to which has no equivalent could be found in the world," General Tangsiri said on Thursday among a number of the IRIGC Navy cadets. 

He pointed to Shahid Mahdavi and Shahid Roudaki carriers as the successful experiences of the Islamic Republic to enter the arena and promote its long marine navigation and promised the emergence of newer generations of vessels in the future.   

The Navy commander said that various scenarios have been prepared commensurate with the type of threats so that the Iranian forces are provided with viable warfare to confront the threats. 

Shahid Mahdavi drone carrier vessel

Back in March, the IRGC Navy equipped itself with the oceangoing vessel Shahid Mahdavi, a "mobile naval base" equipped with four 350-kilometer (217-mile)-range missiles. The vessel can also be outfitted with 750-kilometer (466-mile)-range missiles, and can carry three helicopters. The Navy ship Shahid Mahdavi is capable of carrying both helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).


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