Iranian Navy Gets Catamaran Design Corvette
The semi-state-owned MEHR news agency reported that the ceremony was held at Bandar Abbas in southern Iran, where IRGC Commander Hossein Salami and Navy Commander Alireza Tangsiri attended.
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis is classified as a corvette-type surface warship, which adopts a catamaran design to accommodate six launch boxes placed aft, which are thought to house C802 family Noor anti-ship missiles. In addition, this corvette is equipped with 30 mm and 20 mm calibre automatic cannons, short-range anti-aircraft missiles and light torpedoes. It is powered by four homegrown propulsion systems.
Tangsiri stated that the warship has a 14-day naval endurance and can sail within a 2,000-nautical-mile radius. He also claimed that the corvette has a catamaran design built with advanced radar-evading technologies.