Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has said that the service will soon receive the country’s first homemade hovercraft.
The Navy will begin receiving the amphibious vehicles after March 21, when the Iranian New Year starts.
"Next year, the first homemade hovercraft will join the Navy,” Khanzadi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.
These vehicles are capable of moving both on the water and the ground and allowing quick transportation of troops across water surfaces, Iranian media reported Tuesday.
Khanzadi said all surface and subsurface units of the Navy are currently equipped with domestic missiles, and that missiles with vertical flight capability would be installed and operated on the country's surface vessels. “Through the perseverance of young Iranian specialists in the Navy, we have been able to achieve 100% self-sufficiency in all areas of repair and equipment,” the commander said.