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Wednesday 24 October 2012 - 15:17
Story Code : 8634

Iran to start selling own hovercrafts soon

Iran to start selling own hovercrafts soon
By Trend

In the near future Iran will start selling its own hovercrafts, Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said, Fars reported.

A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces both at speed and when stationary.

Hovercraft are hybrid vessels operated by a pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel.

Currently, Iran is manufacturing the "Yunis" hovercrafts, which are capable of carrying 26 people (a total of 2 tons of weight). These hovercrafts are can reach maximum speed of 80 km/h, and can go some 600 kilometers without refueling.

Elsewhere, Vahidi noted that Iran will be testing new missiles in the upcoming several months. He did not reveal the time, or the type of rockets that will be tested.

Not long ago, Iranian Defense sources said the country's military experts have built a drone, capable of carrying explosives.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.


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