According to Iranian armed forces media outlet Defa Press, IRGC-N Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi publicly stated that the purpose of Iran's "scale replica" USN Nimitz class aircraft carrier is for use in future training exercises involving IRGC-ASF, IRGC-N, IRIN and IRIAF forces.
As for previous Iranian media claims that the replica carrier's purpose is that of a "movie prop," the IRGC-N commander dismissed such reports as being "meaningless."
Rendering of the stern of Iran's replica USN Nimitz class aircraft carrier
File photo: IRGC-N Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi
Renderings/photos: Defa Press and Press TV