The Iranian Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution Corps has just equipped itself with a locally manufactured ship called the “Shahid Rudaki” which it believes will serve as an operational platform for the use of helicopters, missile launchers and systems. remote controlled airplane or RPAS.
The news and some photos of the ship and the systems operating on its deck were released on November 19 by the Iranian official press agency, IRNA. This agency and other media in the country define this support ship with a certain propaganda zeal as an aircraft carrier and will compare it to those of the US Navy. The length of the Iranian ship is 150 meters, that of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. is 332 meters. The ship of the Marine Corps of the Guardians of the Revolution or the IRGC Navy (Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) has no flight deck, but landing points for helicopters.
The handover ceremony of Shahid Rudaki was attended by civil and military authorities of the theocratic dictatorship, including the head of the IRGC, Major General Hossein Salami, and the commander of his naval branch, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri.
According to the Persian media, we are facing a multifunctional ship capable of transporting and providing logistical support on the high seas, which also serves as a helicopter carrier and RPAS launchers (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems), as well as a mother ship for small combat ships. The “Shahid Rudaki”, displacing about 4,000 tons, a length of 150 meters and a width of 22 tons, would be equipped with a three-dimensional radar, a modern communication system and electronic war equipment or EW (Electronic Warfare).
Below its armament capacity would it have ground-to-surface anti-ship missile launchers and the anti-aircraft khordad? In the 3rd generation, only land shuttles of these projectiles can be seen on the cargo deck in the photo. In addition, you can see a helicopter, a Bell 412 twin turbine, and four small, locally made attack speedboats with heavy machine guns that could also function as suicide boats in front of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, which, among other things, is used for operations in the Persian Gulf responsible for. The IRGC Navy’s second zone commander, General Ramezan Zirahi, announced last month that these naval forces will receive multiple ships on the high seas over the next six months to allow them to operate beyond the Persian Gulf and Oman. . (Julio Maíz Sanz)
Photo: The support ship of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Abdollah Roudaki.
Detail of the deck of the ?? Abdollah Roudaki ?? who owns the RPAS, a helicopter, a missile shuttle truck ?? Khordad ?? shows.
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