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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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1 posted on 01/15/2006 4:30:23 AM PST by Khashayar
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To: LSUfan; JWojack; LonePalm; NY Attitude

Does any one of you know any Naval analyst around?


2 posted on 01/15/2006 4:33:13 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar
Inside pictures! Inside pictures! Please.

Looks kinda small for the big oceans. Must be for local work.

Lots of ex-sub folks around here. Any professional opinions?
3 posted on 01/15/2006 4:35:38 AM PST by PeteB570 (NRA life member)
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To: Khashayar

Wow, what a boomer! /sarcasm

I bet this joke is incredibly noisy and we can 'hear it' from miles away.


4 posted on 01/15/2006 4:35:52 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Khashayar
Another opinion on this sub.
5 posted on 01/15/2006 4:36:11 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: PeteB570

well I heard this type of midget subs can be deadly to aircraft carriers, right?


6 posted on 01/15/2006 4:36:40 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Hahaha ... this is a joke? Right?


7 posted on 01/15/2006 4:38:38 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

no! it is dead serious


8 posted on 01/15/2006 4:39:28 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar
Looks like the Iranians stole out latest technology:


9 posted on 01/15/2006 4:39:54 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Khashayar

Iran's psycho president is determined to butt heads with the West. Where's a sniper when you need one?


10 posted on 01/15/2006 4:40:27 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: AmericaUnited

Its going to be diesel/electric so no when its stopped its going to be as quiet as any western nations nuclear submarine. If not quieter.

Only when it moves will it be noisy.


11 posted on 01/15/2006 4:41:38 AM PST by Axlrose
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To: Khashayar

Well... I'm no expert, but it would appear the thing is powered by three camels on a treadmill. As for firing missiles, I'm just guessing but it looks like the only "missiles" it fires are water balloons.


12 posted on 01/15/2006 4:42:37 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

What is this?


13 posted on 01/15/2006 4:44:21 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

The Italians managed to sink a major British combatant in an Egyptian harbor during WWII in a contraption significantly less sophisticated than this sub. Can't remember the details though.

Diesel electric subs are extremely quiet and the waters of the Persian gulf are very difficult for sub detecting gear. Iranian subs could pose a threat to shipping there.


14 posted on 01/15/2006 4:44:29 AM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Khashayar; Doohickey

Pinging one now.


15 posted on 01/15/2006 4:46:20 AM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers,judges & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
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To: Khashayar

Is that their new stealth battleship in the background?


16 posted on 01/15/2006 4:47:10 AM PST by RedWireNut
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To: PeteB570

The Japs & the Nazi's both had small, suicide-subs. Think of this as an underwater version of what hit the USS Cole.


17 posted on 01/15/2006 4:47:46 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Jack Hammer

I'm thinking that the reason for the firing of missile & torpedo at the same time is so the counter acting forces push it down and back at the same time instead of flipping it over with the missile launch.


18 posted on 01/15/2006 4:49:27 AM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers,judges & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
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To: PeteB570
We could run that in our swimming pools down here,

Hey Mohammed anybody got any masking tape, You forgot to tape on the headlights and the bell, where is the whistle for prayer time.
19 posted on 01/15/2006 4:49:30 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: johnny7

"Iran officially launched the production of the locally built submarine, claiming it was a stealth craft." LOL
they said stealth........lol, looks like a peice of crap that houses other peices of crap who drive it.


20 posted on 01/15/2006 4:49:48 AM PST by SoothSayerONETIME
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To: Khashayar

actually, it would be deadly against *oil tankers* which is
why it was probably built, an attempt to block the straits of
hormuz.


21 posted on 01/15/2006 4:50:19 AM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: RedWireNut

No, I don't think so!


22 posted on 01/15/2006 4:51:03 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

kill em all


23 posted on 01/15/2006 4:54:18 AM PST by wildcatf4f3 (the friend of my enemy is my enemy)
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To: Khashayar

"What is this?"

I don't know - you tell me. As I said, I'm no expert; however, it does bear a remarkable resemblance to the waterborne version of one of those little cars in the circus from which emerge fifteen or twenty clowns all shooting seltzer bottles at one another.


24 posted on 01/15/2006 4:54:31 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: rodguy911

Naw, it's just a washing machine, a large one for very dirty clothes.


25 posted on 01/15/2006 4:54:39 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Axlrose
What great deal the Russians and N.Koreans sold this sub to the Iranians for only 100 billion and two million barrels of crude, what a buy!
Besides all that it carries 6 .22 rifles fully loaded and 8 suicide bombers taped to one another.
26 posted on 01/15/2006 4:56:31 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: ChefKeith

Yes, no doubt the ejection of one water balloon would be adequately counteracted by the firing of one seltzer bottle.


27 posted on 01/15/2006 4:56:35 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: johnny7

"The Japs & the Nazi's both had small, suicide-subs. Think of this as an underwater version of what hit the USS Cole."

Exactly my thoughts as well. I also see Iran making suitcase or smaller nukes with their nuclear technology and not neccessarily the missile guided big ones....better for terrorism that way.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 4:57:42 AM PST by penelopesire
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To: CarrotAndStick

Naw, post #24 says it all!!


29 posted on 01/15/2006 4:58:10 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: rodguy911
It is an improvement on their first one:

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30 posted on 01/15/2006 4:58:25 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Well, I wondered why you inserted your comment when you are no expert!


31 posted on 01/15/2006 4:59:03 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: A.Hun
No, you got the earlier prototype wrong. It was this one:


32 posted on 01/15/2006 4:59:49 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: penelopesire
The sad thing is they can walk all that stuff across the border right now for a few thousand paid to the right Mexicon.
33 posted on 01/15/2006 5:00:15 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: wildcatf4f3

All?

What do you mean by ALL?


34 posted on 01/15/2006 5:00:25 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: CarrotAndStick

ROTFLMAO!!!


35 posted on 01/15/2006 5:01:15 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Khashayar

I hope our sonar guys don't wind up hurting their ears listening to the noise levels this thing is going to produce...

This thing looks pretty small, more like a research vessel than a weapons platform. Of course, it is big enough to pack with explosives or a nuclear weapon to send on a suicide mission. Kind of like a manned mine. Hmmmm...


36 posted on 01/15/2006 5:01:38 AM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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To: Jack Hammer
LOL

Why does Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam come to mind?
37 posted on 01/15/2006 5:01:51 AM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers,judges & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
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To: A.Hun

Stop!! I'm running out of keyboards.


38 posted on 01/15/2006 5:01:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Now there's a deadly sub, creates its own fuel!


39 posted on 01/15/2006 5:03:18 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: penelopesire
A couple of jihadis and a good warhead, and a vehicle to deliver it.

Why build a full sized sub for that?

It would be a waste of crew and material. (Cuts down on the peak load demand for lots of 72 virgins, too. )

40 posted on 01/15/2006 5:04:47 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Khashayar

Some on this board think they can defeat Iran by just making cheap insults. I read this article before you even posted it and if you research you will find they have quite a few russian subs as well. I do not take the threat of Iran lightly and I caution others not to either. Iran could shut down oil production in the ME if they had a mind to and that could be part of their strategy.


41 posted on 01/15/2006 5:05:40 AM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Jack Hammer

We tend to laugh at stuff like this... until they start exacting casualties.


42 posted on 01/15/2006 5:06:03 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Khashayar

This is what its payload should be....and lots of them.

43 posted on 01/15/2006 5:07:06 AM PST by edpc
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To: Khashayar

My dear friend and fellow FReeper - please don't be angry with me. I'm only joking, and should tell you that I have been to your home country, which is, indeed, a very great country with a long and magnificent history. I do most sincerely hope you enjoy your stay in America and that you will be moved to become a productive and happy American citizen (if you have not already done so). I know you will find (most) Americans to be a fair and friendly people - many of whom are possessed of a highly developed and very active sense of humor.


44 posted on 01/15/2006 5:07:43 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Khashayar
is that a cork?

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45 posted on 01/15/2006 5:08:03 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Jack Hammer

i m not angry!


46 posted on 01/15/2006 5:08:29 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: eastforker

You should check post number 5 before you freak. They have a few Russian Kilos.

For the US, these subs in the Staights of Hormuz, would be like shooting fish in a barrel. If you want to worry, worry about their Silkworm surface to ship missiles.

Those are a real threat.


47 posted on 01/15/2006 5:10:33 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Khashayar

The leadership of Iran appears to have a death wish.


48 posted on 01/15/2006 5:10:53 AM PST by Allegra (I'm Wearing New Socks!)
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To: johnny7

You're absolutely correct; please see my post to Khashayar.


49 posted on 01/15/2006 5:11:17 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: eastforker
I do not take the threat of Iran lightly

All you need do to lose to an enemy is to underestimate them. I don't take anyone lightly when they rattle sabers, all joking aside.

50 posted on 01/15/2006 5:12:16 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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