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UPDATED: 09:20, September 21, 2006
Iran's up-to-date PT boat joins navy
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An Iranian uptodate PT boat named "Joshan" served the navy on Wednesday morning, local Fars news agency reported.

According to the report, the home-made boat "enjoys special capabilities" and is one of the most advanced PT boats in the world.

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

Admiral Kouchaki continued that "Joshan" 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 100 km, high maneuverability power that helps it to escape torpedoes," he added.

In addition, Admiral Kouchaki said the boat "enjoys the most advanced sea shell of the world" and his country was the third country to get hold of technology for building it, just after the United States and Italy.

More PT boats made by Iran would soon join the Iranian navy, the commander disclosed.

Iran has recently introduced many what it called "most advanced " weapons made by itself during the large-scale military exercise started on Aug. 19, such as fighter jets, sub-to-surface missile, "Air Mining System" and short range surface-to-surface missile.

In April, Iran launched another large-scale military exercise, the biggest in several years, during which Tehran said that it had tested advanced weapons including missiles and torpedoes.

Source: Xinhua


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