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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveils unmanned ‘smart submarines'

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Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has added “smart submarines,” unmanned underwater vehicles, to its navy for the first time, state TV reports.

A photo published by Iran's Mehr news agency shows new unmanned underwater vehicles unveiled by the Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday March 15, 2022.

The Guard’s navy unveiled the vessels, along with new missiles and speedboats, at a ceremony in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

Its new speedboats can travel at up to 95 knots (about 109 mph) and are able to launch missiles and rockets.

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The report also said the Guard’s navy was equipped with new maneuverable missiles with an extended range.

Since 1992, Iran has developed a homegrown defense industry that produces light and heavy weapons ranging from mortars and torpedoes to tanks and submarines.


Source: The Times of Israel