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.
Does any one of you know any Naval analyst around?
Wow, what a boomer! /sarcasm
I bet this joke is incredibly noisy and we can 'hear it' from miles away.
well I heard this type of midget subs can be deadly to aircraft carriers, right?
Hahaha ... this is a joke? Right?
no! it is dead serious
Iran's psycho president is determined to butt heads with the West. Where's a sniper when you need one?
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.
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.
What is this?
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.
Pinging one now.
Is that their new stealth battleship in the background?
The Japs & the Nazi's both had small, suicide-subs. Think of this as an underwater version of what hit the USS Cole.
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.
"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.