At a ceremony in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday, the new Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis warship was unveiled, the third class in a series of domestic twin-hull naval vessels.

A new-class catamaran, along with one hundred Tareq and Ashura class fast-attack craft, was delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in the presence of top military officials.

The impressive ceremony in the capital of Hormozgan was attended by IRGC commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Navy commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, and other senior military officials.

Major General Salami, in his remarks during the ceremony, said the country sees no limits in efforts to expand its naval power amid growing maritime tensions in the region caused by the Israeli war on Gaza.

“Today is a great and historic day for the proud nation of Iran, the day that the IRGC Navy, as the pioneer of the defensive power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has made headway in its offensive and defensive power,” he remarked.

The top IRGC general said the Islamic Republic will expand its defense power to the extent it deems necessary to protect its national interests, and also warned that the enemy could be harmed if it stays near the Iranian territory.

“The enemy must stay away from the region. The enemy will retreat as we grow stronger and fortunately, our enemy understands the logic of power although they may fail to understand the power of logic,” he asserted.

Rear Admiral Tangsiri, in his speech, provided some features about the lead ship of the new Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis class, describing it as a domestically designed and manufactured warship with sophisticated radar-evading technologies.

Source » presstv