The Iranian Defense Ministry in a ceremony on Tuesday delivered three squadrons of upgraded, radar-evading flying boats named 'Bavar-2' (Belif-2) to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The ceremony was attended by Iranian
Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of IRGC Naval
Forces Ali Fadavi, during which Vahidi elaborated on the features of the new
home-made flying boats.
"Bavar 2... is a surface-moving flying boat and performs patrol and reconnaissance missions on the sea," Vahidi said, adding that the vessels are equipped with machine gun, night goggles and reconnaissance equipment to record and send the desired images and data.
Noting that Iran is among the few countries of the world, which has designed,
manufactured and used flying boats in a short period of time, he boasted that
Tehran is now a member of the club of designers and producers of the vessel.
The development comes after Iran in 2009 said it had successfully tested the domestically-made craft. A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull that allows it to land on water.
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