IRGC Vessels Equipped with Large Simulators

IRGC Vessels Equipped with Large Simulators

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has equipped its vessels with 10-meter simulators, a senior commander said.

IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told reporters on Wednesday that his forces have been able to mount 10-meter simulators on the vessels and speed boats in possession of the IRGC Navy.

“The simulators have been manufactured on a scale of 1 to 1, and we have now mounted them on the Ashura vessels,” the commander explained.

He said the IRGC Navy’s other vessels and speed boats will be equipped with the new product as well.

Unlike the previous types of simulators, the new ones are able to simulate the very real situation on the water, Rear Admiral Fadavi noted.

In a similar development in February, the IRGC Navy managed to mount the air-launched version of the home-made Nasr (Victory) radar-evading cruise missiles on its helicopters.

The Nasr is an indigenous, short-range radar-evading missile, which is capable of detonating the targets weighing 3,000 tons.

Those IRGC choppers, equipped with the new weapons, are now in service across the 1st naval zone in the country’s southern port of Bandar Abbas.

Iran is now the main power providing security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, ensuring the safe passage of energy supplies through the strategic region.

The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway between Iran and Oman, connects the Persian Gulf with the Sea of Oman.

It is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the high seas and is one of the world's most strategically-important choke points.

Nearly 40 percent of the world's traded crude oil also passes through this waterway.

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