Iran Unveils New Helicopter-Carrying Catamaran Ship

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:28am

The Virginian-Pilot reports that “Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday unveiled a new high-speed vessel the force says is capable of carrying a helicopter and up to 100 people, Iranian state TV reported.”

“The report follows a series of close encounters between American warships and Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf.”

“The TV showed a catamaran-type ship described as 55 meters (yards) long and 14 meters (yards) wide, carrying a light civilian helicopter, while the official IRNA news agency said its speed capability is 28 knots.”