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Excerpt: Joshan has been the name of a number of Iranian naval
vessels. The latest Joshan is P225, an Iranian fast attack/patrol
missile boat claimed by the Iranian government as one of the best
PT boats in the world. It was named for a vessel that was sunk by
missiles fired from the Simpson (FFG-56) during Operation Praying
Mantis in the Persian Gulf on April 18, 1988. The new Joshan's
launch was timed to coincide with Sacred Defense Week (Sept. 22-28)
and took place at Noshahrs Imam Khomeini Marine Sciences
University. P225 has a claimed speed of over 45 knots and according
to Iran's Navy commander Admiral Kouchaki ...enjoys the world's
latest technology, specially with regard to its military,
electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has
the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles. ...
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