The lead missile catamaran of the Shahid Abu Mahdi type has been adopted by the Iranian IRGC Navy.

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The lead missile catamaran of the Shahid Abu Mahdi type has been adopted by the Iranian IRGC Navy.

Soon after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps acquired the first large missile catamaran of the Shahid Soleimani type, the lead missile catamaran of the Shahid Abu Mahdi type was adopted by the Iranian IRGC Navy. The ship Shahid Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis is smaller in size than the Shahid Soleimani.

About joining the Iranian fleet the new catamaran is reported by local media.

He was named after the deputy commander of pro-Iranian militia units in Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. He was killed in a US Army strike in Baghdad in 2020, along with the head of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Qassem Soleimani. Now Iranian warships are named after them.

The exact tactical and technical characteristics of the catamarans have not been disclosed, but the second of them is similar in size to a large missile boat. The Shahid Abu Mahdi is believed to be armed with six long-range anti-ship missiles, which are likely capable of hitting targets up to 300 kilometers away. It also has eight Kowsar guided missiles on board, the maximum range of which is 15 kilometers, as well as other weapons. Among other things, it is worth noting four artillery mounts of about 20 mm caliber and one 30 mm artillery mount. It can be assumed that they are intended, among other things, for the air defense of the catamaran.
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  1. Tim
    +8
    9 January 2024 12: 08
    Well done Iranians! Sanctions don't scare them!
    1. +2
      9 January 2024 12: 18
      I would say so. In modern warfare, the more the merrier no longer works. Now the slogans are different. The first one saw, shot and forgot. This is about the Karabakh war. Expensive drones and expensive projectiles were used. In the war in Ukraine, Russia showed a new slogan. Cheap drone but massive attack. This is exhaustion and also destruction. Iran is moving on point 2. Quantity and low price, This is a tactic to exhaust the enemy.
      1. +1
        9 January 2024 19: 06
        Quote: Vugigugi
        In modern warfare, the more the merrier no longer works. Now the slogans are different. The first one saw, shot and forgot

        Karabakh is a point on the map.
        Targeted war. Yes, technology rules here.
        The SVO showed that quantity is no less important than quality.
        Expensive attack drones were knocked out in the first months. And replacement occurs in units. And cheap Chinese consumer goods rule at the front. There are thousands of them. And it's easy to replace with new ones.
    2. -1
      9 January 2024 13: 13
      Quote: Tima
      Well done Iranians! Sanctions don't scare them!

      I agree, great fellows, in everything they focus on their strengths/capabilities. And the boat is cute. But that's where the advantages end. What is it for? A catamaran is more stable, but more expensive to maintain/build; high speed will still not save you from aviation/anti-ship missiles. The air defense system is not visible, apparently it does not exist. Several guns will not solve the air defense problem. 6-PCRs are also not very impressive. Who do they want to race on these catamarans? Defend the disputed archipelago? This is clearly not a threat to democrat ships. It would be better if they designed a standard medium-displacement frigate, with air defense systems and anti-aircraft missile systems, with a dozen anti-ship missiles and a helicopter...
      1. GAF
        +1
        9 January 2024 15: 00
        It would be better if they designed a standard medium-displacement frigate, with air defense systems and anti-aircraft missile systems, with a dozen anti-ship missiles and a helicopter[quote][/quote].

        A destroyer and then a cruiser are very good. But in the Persian Gulf, the main theater of operations, it is better to disperse the power of one ship. Why have a helicopter on a floating battery? The coast will handle reconnaissance and target designation, air defense and aviation will provide assistance in air defense.
        Russia continues to build RTOs. MRKs from the Caspian Sea caused no less damage to ISIS during an attack on Syria than two destroyers from the Mediterranean Sea during an attack on an airbase in Syria, which began normal operation a couple of days later....
        1. +2
          9 January 2024 16: 52
          Quote: GAF
          But in the Persian Gulf, the main theater of military operations, it is better to disperse the power of one ship.

          In the Persian Gulf, everything is determined by air supremacy. If it is not there, then neither the MRK nor the EM URO will survive.
          And taking into account Iran’s control of one of the shores of the gulf and its width, it is not necessary to build RTOs there, but mobile DBKs. And better - IBA: air supremacy + anti-ship missile carrier with unsurpassed mobility. smile
          Quote: GAF
          Russia continues to build RTOs.

          ...for several reasons: inertia, previously signed contracts and technical feasibility.
          In fact, RTOs were relevant before the Russian Federation’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty - as a circumvention of the treaty by installing missile launchers on river and sea platforms. After the Russian Federation withdraws from this treaty, MRKs are completely replaced by ground-based missile launchers, and instead of MRKs, it would be better to build MPKs.
    3. 0
      9 January 2024 14: 11
      "No one is forgotten and nothing is forgotten."
  2. +4
    9 January 2024 12: 19
    Beautiful and biting mrk, I must say. Iran's military-industrial complex is growing by leaps and bounds.
    1. 0
      9 January 2024 14: 48
      Quote: Thumbs
      Beautiful and biting mrk, I must say.

      And they have clearly worked on reducing visibility.
  3. +4
    9 January 2024 12: 20
    The experience of the war between the Western coalition and Iraq at sea has also shown that boats without air defense systems with a range of at least 15-25 km are quite easy prey for naval aviation. They'll knock you out with helicopters.
  4. +1
    9 January 2024 12: 42
    four artillery mounts of approximately 20 mm caliber and one 30 mm artillery mount. It can be assumed that they are intended, among other things, for the air defense of the catamaran.

    For such an assumption, the radar weapons look frankly rather weak. And 20mm something is not visible at all
  5. -2
    9 January 2024 12: 54
    And where is the one who recently visited about the fact that the Americans burned the entire Iranian fleet this week? He even presented a photo.
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  7. 0
    9 January 2024 13: 06
    47 Length
    Width 15,5
    Height 12
    meter
  8. +2
    9 January 2024 13: 09
    strange boat, to use missiles at 300 km you need target designation and indeed at the stern you can see something similar to a helipad, but there is no visible hangar for a full-size helicopter, which means they will use a small unmanned helicopter, the capabilities of which for normal target designation seem doubtful to me
  9. +1
    9 January 2024 17: 42
    Who else came up with this?
    capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 300 kilometers

    maybe there are also ICBMs on board
  10. 0
    9 January 2024 18: 09
    And was it worth talking about such a small thing?
  11. +1
    9 January 2024 18: 40
    And was it worth talking about such a small thing?

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  12. 0
    10 January 2024 21: 23
    Speed ​​+ Kh-35UE type missiles. multiplied by 10-50 pieces of such catamarans and that’s it!