Iranian maritime border guards celebrated acquiring new boats of Heidar class, a 20-meter long vessel which is completely indigenous and enjoys more than 500 advanced features, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
In a ceremony last week, and in presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iranian border guards were reinforced with new domestically-built vessels, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The Class Heidar vessels are the domestically manufactured prototype of the global class for rescue-and-relief operations at sea.
The technical specifications of the vessels including the speed, range of operation and the velocity passing through waves have been upgraded.
The vessels are 19.3m long, 4.6m wide with a height of 2.8m.
Some 510 mechanical, facility, electronic, navigation and telecommunication systems have been installed on the new vessels.
Head of the Maritime Industries Organization of the Iranian Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Amir Rastegari said in the ceremony that all the designing and construction stages of the new vessels have been made by Iranian experts.
Back in May Rastegari had underlined that the country’s deterrence power against enemies’ warmongering has increased due to the deployment of different Iranian vessels at sea.
“Protecting and defending maritime boundaries is vitally important and we have been able to increase exercise of power, law, might and deterrence by deploying different vessels and marine checkpoints at these borders,” he said on May 13.