The Iranian-made satellite photographs the US Fifth Fleet headquarters in Bahrain

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In Iranian satellite put into orbit It reportedly sent a photo of the U.S. Fifth Fleet headquarters in Bahrain earlier this year as part of its first batch of high-resolution images.

The Noor 2 satellite, launched in March by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, also captured photos of the southern Iranian provinces of Fars and Bushehr. The TV press reportsciting the news agency IRNA.

“Who would have thought that one day an Iranian satellite stationed in a 311-mile orbit could perform color images from the entire surface of the Earth and send the images to earth stations that were also built by young Iranians”, Issa Zarepour , the Iranian minister of information and communications technologies reportedly wrote in an Instagram post.

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Zarepour added it “This is the first time that a local satellite has sent high resolution true color images.”

This image released Tuesday by the IRNA news agency, according to Press TV, shows the headquarters of the United States Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain.
(IRNA news agency)

The Iranian military plans to send a series of satellites into space in the coming years to strengthen the defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic, Press TV reports.

The first satellite of its kind was launched in April 2020, the news agency added.

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the The United States Navy says so the operational area of ​​the Fifth Fleet “encompasses approximately 2.5 million square miles of water surface and includes the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.

“The expanse encompasses 20 countries and includes three bottlenecks, critical to the free flow of global trade,” the Navy also said.