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Maritime warfare branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

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The Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or Revolutionary Guards' Navy, acronym NEDSA, consists of 20,000 marines and 1,500 boats and fast attack boats separate from the regular Navy of Artesh assuming control over Iranian maritime operations in the Persian Gulf. IRGC's Navy has steadily improved its capabilities to support unconventional warfare and defend Iran's offshore facilities, coastlines, and islands in the Persian Gulf.

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