Iran navy unveils its largest warship ‘IRIS Makran’ during a missile drill in Gulf of Oman. They have taken such a step amid growing tensions with the US over its nuclear program.
Al Jazeera reports that the IRIS Makran can carry 5 helicopters. At the same time, another vessel has been added to the Iranian navy, capable of launching missiles.
The IRIS Makran is about 228 meters long. It was previously a tanker of oil. Later in Iran, it was transformed into a warship using indigenous technology. The vessel will take part in the search and rescue operation.
Apart from this, members of special forces will be kept and sent on various missions from this vessel. From here, high-speed small boats will also be sent for various purposes.
IRIS Makran made his debut as part of a military exercise, Reuters reported. The exercise lasted for two days in the Sea of Oman.
Iranian naval officer Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani is the spokesman for the exercise. “Through this exercise, we will be able to make the necessary assessments about our abilities and also get an idea of our own strength levels,” he said.
The United States and its allies Saudi Arabia and Israel have always viewed Iran’s missile program with suspicion. They see Iran’s missile program as a security threat.
At present, Iran’s relations with the European countries are not going well even with the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Meanwhile, Iran announced the news of a new military warship.