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Friday, October 06, 2006

Iran-Made PT Boat

Iran-Made PT Boat Launches Mission

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran-made PT boat named 'Joshan' joined Iranian navy Wednesday morning in the presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

The vessel which enjoys unique capabilities is one of the best PT boats of the world navies.

Iran, which is among the world's few countries owning the technology, started design and manufacture of PT boats and corvettes in 2003, and it succeeded in building the first one of these military vessels 18 months later.

'Joshan' enjoys the world's latest technology, specially with regard to its military, electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles, Iran's navy commander Admiral Kouchaki told FNA.

He added, "Similar to Iran's first PT boat 'Peykan', 'Joshan' also has a speed of over 45 sea knots which makes it even faster than the same generation of PT boats manufactured by other countries. The vessel is capable of using various missiles and rockets with a range beyond 100km, high maneuverability power that helps it to escape torpedoes, and enjoys the most advanced sea shell of the world called 'Fajr'."

The Admiral also stated that more Iranian made PT boats and destroyers would soon launch their operations in the Iranian navy.

Iranian navy also started using the most advanced home-made sea shell just a few days ago.

The shell called 'Fajr' comprises 25 thousand parts manufactured through partnership of over 100 Iranian companies and academic elites.

The 76mm-caliber shell enjoys a wide variety of military capabilities and can hit sea and air targets within the range of 19 km or 23 thousand feet in distance, respectively.

Admiral Kouchaki also pointed out that after the US and Italy, Iran is the third country to

acquire the technology for building the sea shell.


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