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Iran commissions locally built submarine (PHOTOS)
By: Associated Press ^

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; armsbuildup; gwot; iran; navy; nuclear; sub; submarine
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To: A.Hun

I more and more come to think of Tom Clancy beeing involved in a large global conspiracy. I've already read the things to come... I hope the spare us 'red strom rising'


201 posted on 01/27/2006 5:59:54 AM PST by globalheater (There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare - Sun Tzu)
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To: RedWireNut

yello was the top notch stealth colour of the fall/winter season 2005, right ?


202 posted on 01/27/2006 6:01:28 AM PST by globalheater (There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare - Sun Tzu)
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To: AmericaUnited
Jihadi Class no doubt, 12 Persian powered with backup Yanmar turbo diesel and Furuno radar "Sarcasm".
If it has a "great" Russian weapon system then perhaps a lucky shot at a warship but the real issue is tankers, neighbors and rigs who don't know they are a target till it is too late I would guess.
203 posted on 01/27/2006 6:09:18 AM PST by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: Khashayar

Isn't it against their religion to inhabit a submersible?

Remnants of bacon fat, blood,
and other unseemly elements
making continual contact with the vessel,
thus rendering it unclean.

"We all live in a green sub-latrine."


204 posted on 01/27/2006 6:20:06 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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