This is not directly related to the navy, and would probably be more suited in the science/tech forum, but since there is emphasis on the IRGC, I thought Its better placed in the navy forum.IRGC Ranks First in Building Intelligent Submarines
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of students from Javad-ol-A'emmeh College of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy clinched the first stand in the first round of national contests for building remote-controlled submarines.
40 teams from 86 Iranian universities attended the competitions and the IRGC Navy managed to stand first by building 'Nadsa 1 Explorer'.
The competitions were held in two phases of conceptual designing and detailed designing. Any team passing the designing phase is liable to enter the phase of building.
The IRGC Navy has made astonishing advancements in area of science and technology in recent years.
In a Sep. 11, 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy also said that in the two decades since the Iran-Iraq War, the Islamic Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.
According to the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world's oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8901181420