IRGC Navy equips its helicopters with Iranian sea mines
The Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has equipped its military helicopters with sea mines, produced in Iran by the country's specialists and technicians, as part of the development of advanced ammunition and equipment.
In a documentary titled "Iranian Ammunition", broadcast on Tuesday February 14 by the documentary channel of public television (IRIB Mostanad), naval helicopters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps can be seen dropping mines and discharging their explosive devices in water and destroy enemy submarines.
The documentary features a Soviet-built Mil Mi-17 military helicopter dropping Iranian Maham-II sea mines off the southern coast of Iran.
The Iranian sea mine, with an explosive charge of 350 kilograms is equipped with sonic and magnetic sensors.
Maham-II is laid at a depth of 10-50 meters in the sea and can destroy various surface ships as well as submarines weighing up to 250 tons and traveling at a speed of 4-15 knots.
IRGC Navy helicopters are already equipped with Iranian-made Nour anti-ship cruise missiles with a range of 120 kilometers (74.5 miles), Qader surface-to-sea cruise missiles with a range of 200 kilometers (124 ,2 miles) and 57 mm caliber S-5 rocket launchers.