Iran to Mass Produce Speedboats

16 March 2011 (Last Updated March 16th, 2011 18:30)

Iranian forces will mass-produce and arm the Bladerunner domestically built speedboat in the next Iranian year (starting 21 March), Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval force commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi has said. "Increasing the speed of the vessels which carry arms and equi

Iranian forces will mass-produce and arm the Bladerunner domestically built speedboat in the next Iranian year (starting 21 March), Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval force commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi has said.

"Increasing the speed of the vessels which carry arms and equipment to 80kt-85kt sets the objective of the IRGC naval force for the next Iranian year," he added.

Fadavi also stressed, "Limitations of high-speed vessels for carrying weapons should be removed."

The 45ft-long, 16t Bladerunner 51, which can cruise at a speed of 65kt, would be equipped with different arms due to their unique features, according to Fars News Agency.

The IRGC has mass produced a large number of speedboats with rocket launchers capable of striking any foreign warship if the country comes under attack.