Skip to comments.Iran commissions locally built submarine (PHOTOS)
Posted on 01/15/2006 4:30:21 AM PST by Khashayar
Iran on Sunday commissioned its second domestically built submarine, a craft that can fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously, state-run radio reported.
The report said the submarine, named Ghadir, was Iran's second homemade submarine, and was unveiled during the third day of military maneuvers in southern Iran.
Iran's armed forces began their biggest military maneuvers Friday in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean on Iran's territorial waters close to Pakistan and involved submarines, warships, missiles, jet fighters and gunships.
In May, Iran officially launched the production of the locally built submarine, claiming it was a stealth craft.
Its name, Ghadir, is derived from a site in the Arabian Peninsula holy to Shiite Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Iran's 69 million people.
Iran produces the Shahab-3 missile, capable of reaching Israel and U.S. forces stationed in the region. Since 1992, it also has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.
I hope this sub is vewwwwwwwry, vewwwwwwy quiet.....
Navy Sonarmen love finding and prosecuting new noises under water. Especially if the crew is busy praying five times a day.
Looks very much like a brand new target to me.
a side bar - behaviorists found, some years ago, that painting police drunk tanks hot pink has a very effective calming impact on drunks and drug addicts
The old man must have read that study and applied it to his crew!
Thanks for your service. I have a submarine "jones" and love stories of the dark, deep.
Patrick Robinson writes great submarine thrillers (ala Tom Clancey). A number of them deal with Iranian and Kilo class subs, coincidentally.
"One foreign military attaché in Tehran said the vessels appeared to be well-engineered but he doubted they had much ballistic capability and were most likely to be used for ferrying troops."
LOL... From its looks, it will ferry about five troops at a time.
Old Ahmanizan seems totally impressed with that boat. Not. Still, it would be interesting to have one of those instead of a sailboat for getaway weekends.
How many trops does it take to assassinate a leader?
Remember our Austrian 'friends' sold Iraq 800 sniper rifles...
'trops' = 'troops' Talk about a Freudian typo!
Right, that's what it is on this BBS, just the experts. The real experts are kind of busy right now, so we're the substitute experts.
The boats are painted according to their mission. There are about four major colors for submarines--light gray, dark gray, blue, and green. One of the colors is light green: where would that one be stationed?
I am honored. :)
Only if the carrier was anchored or moored alongside some wharf somewhere.
This thing doesn't look like open ocean.
It's Coastal / shoal water defense. Although it could be bad news for ships transiting the Hormuz straits, tankers especially.
Is that pop rivets used on the hull???
Hey Howlin, I know you've been carrying on the good fight!
I had one too and the frogmen. (That dates us doesn't it?)
Good to see ya!
It looks like a "collection" vehicle.
Re your #45 - I think that that is where they dump in the barrel of baking soda...
Then they have to remember to put the cork back in prior to submergance.
Now thats funny.
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