Iranian Navy's drone fleet formed to maintain maritime security

Navy commander: Iranian Navy’s drone fleet formed to maintain maritime security

Tehran (IP) – Chief Commander of the Iranian Navy says that the Navy’s drone fleet has been formed to increase intelligence dominance and maintain the security of shipping routes beyond Iran’s water borders.

Iran PressIran News: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press News Agency regarding the operation of the first drone fleet of the Iranian Navy unveiled last week, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani stated: “The armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran  have had made significant growth in the field of drones and upgrading them relying on their own capabilities; therefore, the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has utilized its capabalities  in the field of floating platforms on and under the surface in sea and created a fleet using a special group of vessels with a variety of capabilities, which was actually a new design in the world.

Rear Admiral Irani stated: “Considering that the Iranian Navy is located almost two thousand and 200 kilometers away from the water borders of the country in order to help maintain maritime security, the preliminary stages of the unveiling of the drone carrier fleet have been completed during an operational plan with an aim to increase the operational radius and mastery of information.

About the solutions to deal with pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the North Indian Ocean by Iran and other countries, the Chief Commander of the Iranian Navy stated: “A working group consisting of the commanders of the naval forces of the countries bordering the Indian Ocean, called IONS (The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium), was formed with the main focus on establishing sea security and maritime safety.

He further stated that another area of IONS’ activity is to carry out humanitarian measures in the face of natural disasters in the seas, adding: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is present in both committees, focusing on maritime security in the northern Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.”

Regarding the opening time and operation of the maritime security center, the Chief Commander of the Iranian Navy said: “The international security center in Chabahar port and Makran Coast will start its operation soon.

Rear Admiral Irani stated that the center will host the representatives of IONS on a permanent and temporary basis, pointing out: “The maritime security center in Chabahar will be connected with all the security centers and countries bordering the Indian Ocean and even maritime security centers outside this area (Indian Ocean) such as Singapore and Malaysia to create a maritime security and safety belt.

About the effect of the activities of the maritime security center on establishing the security of the Oman Sea and the northern Indian Ocean, the Chief Commander of the Iranian Navy said: “Countering security threats including piracy and various types of smuggling and exchanging information between group members to predict and deal with upcoming threats include the main axes of the activity done by the maritime security center.Rear Admiral Irani emphasized: “The start of activity by the maritime security center will bring prosperity in the social and economic dimensions in the region, which will definitely not be pleasant for some non-regional countries because they seek to create an economic challenge for the regional countries.

 

He went on to explain the advantages of the indigenous “Eagle Eye” radar of the Navy compared to the foreign type and its use in the Maritime Security Center, highlighting: “The biggest advantage of the Eagle Eye radar is that it was built by Iranian youth and the post-war generation, which is completely up-to-date in terms of technology and the science.

The Chief Commander of the Iranian Navy said the reason for naming this radar as “Eagle Eye” is its 360-degree coverage, which can monitor a large number of vessels at a moment’s notice, and it will be used in the Maritime Security Center as well.

Regarding the unveiling of the latest achievements of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said: “On various occasions, various unveilings in defense fields, especially at sea, are on the agenda, and we will provide people with the related information.

Rear Admiral Shahram Irani concluded: “The Iranian nation want to improve the country’s power, especially in the field of defense, by the youth, so we all hope that Iranian youths will take step in the right track to achieve success.

All people want to improve the power of the country by the youth, especially in the field of defense. We hope that they will take a step on this path and win.

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