Naval Warfare

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

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

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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