Iran begins producing 2 new missile-launching assault boats

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August 23, 2010 12:23

 
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Iran began mass production on two missile-launching assault boats to patrol the country's coastline and shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Monday, according to AFP.

IRNA said that the Zolfaqar missile-launching vessel can be used for patrol as well as attack operations, having a "high destructive power."

The beginning of production came as part of Iran's "government week," in which the Islamic Republic traditionally unveils its most recent technological advancements.

On Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad introduced an unmanned drone bomber which he dubbed the "ambassador of death."

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