They specify that during the patrol in international waters a suspicious vessel was noticed. The frigate HMS Lancaster gave chase. After intercepting it, the Marines boarded and searched it.
As a result, “Iranian versions of Russian 9M133 Kornet anti-tank guided missiles”, known in Iran as Dehlaviyeh, and components of medium-range ballistic missiles were discovered.
This is the third ship with a cargo of weapons seized by the British Navy in a year.
The Dehlaviyeh (Dehlaviye) anti-tank missile system is an Iranian copy of the Russian Kornet ATGM. It has similar features, but is not equipped with a thermal night vision system.
The complex has been mass-produced since July 2012 by the Ya Mahdi industrial group, which is part of the Organization for Aerospace Industries of Iran.