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C 14-class missile boat
Class overview
Operators: Naval Ensign of China.svg People's Liberation Army Navy
Flag of Iran.svg Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
In commission: Since 2002
General characteristics
Displacement: 20 tons
Length: 23 m (75 ft 6 in)
Beam: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Draught: 1 m (3 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 2 shafts
Speed: 50 kn (93 km/h)+
Complement: 10
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 surface search radar
Armament: Machine gun mounts, though for stealthiness, guns are not mounted
4 × TL-10 / C-701 / TL-6 or 2 × C-704 anti-ship missiles

The C 14 class missile boat is a light missile boat of catamaran designed for use in the Middle East, also known as the China Cat class. The small size of the ship, along with some stealth features provide it with good protection against enemy detection, and it can be armed with a variety of light anti-ship missiles. In addition to the low radar cross section, the boat is also extremely fast and the catamaran design also provides better seaworthiness in comparison to the other boats of similar displacement with a conventional hull. The missile boats have been successfully exported to Iran, where since 2000 it has been in service with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Navy Corps. However in Chinese service it primarily serves as a trial boat, including testing various light anti-ship missiles and other weaponry for catamarans.

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