Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Iran’s new warship dismissed as ‘vanity project’

20th November 2020 - 14:20 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Country trumpets arrival of new 'aircraft carrier' but analysis indicates that purported capabilities might not be all that are claimed.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC(N)) announced a new addition to its fleet on 19 November with the unveiling of a large, multirole surface combatant, with claims from state media outlet IRNA that it can host fighters, helicopters, fast boats and ASuW/AAW missile systems. 

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