Iran: Navy boosting Red Sea presence

Issue 1137 - 25 Nov 2021 | 2 minute read

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Nejada) has boosted its presence in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden area, amid an intensification of attacks on merchant vessels. In mid-October, Flotilla 78 led by frigate IRINS Alborz took over operational responsibility for the area from the IRINS Alvand-led Flotilla 77, which docked at Salalah for a port visit.

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