Iran Unveils New Military Choppers, Hovercraft
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Army on Monday unveiled a new hovercraft and a series of helicopters that are used for naval operations.
Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi unveiled the new products in the country’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
The equipment included the SRN6 hovercraft, an AB212 anti-surface helicopter, two SH3D anti-submarine helicopters, and a fixed-wing F-27 plane for patrol and reconnaissance.
An RH minesweeping naval helicopter was also put on display during the top officer’s visit to the port.
Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to unveil the products, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the two anti-submarine helicopters have been overhauled by the local experts and have been also equipped with torpedo-launcher systems.
The AB212 anti-surface helicopter has been also armed with air-to-surface missiles, added Sayyari.
Back on November 22, the Navy commander had announced that the state-of-the-art torpedoes, now installed on choppers, have undergone successful tests in the country's southern waters.
“The weapon will improve our maritime combat power and will be highly effective,” he had noted.