The Iranian Revolutionary Guard said it had launched a heavy warship with the ability to carry helicopters, drones and missile launchers, AP reported.
According to the report, footage of the ship revealed it to be carrying truck-launched surface-to-surface missiles and anti-aircraft missiles.
The ship reportedly does not have a runway, but includes a helicopter launching pad.
Adm. Ali Reza Tangsiri, commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s navy, suggested eyeing a move to deep-water patrolling beyond the Persian Gulf.
“Presence and assignments in the Indian Ocean is our right,” Tangsiri said.