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.
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.
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.
Russian KILO Class subs of the Iranian Navy
This is believed to be the North Korean submarine which Iran bought
On the show about 300 Russian defense companies demonstrated their production ready for export. In the Sea Station pier, the visitors were able to examine ships from the Russian Navy. For a first time on the show was a demonstration of the Russian submarine of new generation ?Sankt-Petersburg? Project 677 ?Lada?, which the state company Admiralty Shipyards finishing for Russian Navy. The export version of this sub ? Project 1650 ?Amur?? the Admiralty Shipyards was offering to India for sale. However, Indian Navy preferred to buy six French subs Scorpene and currently finalizing the negotiations of the deal that amounts to $1.8-2 billion.
However, Admiralty Shipyards signed contracts with India and China to supply parts for the diesel-electric submarines of Project 877EKM and their modernized version of Project 636 that were sold to these countries earlier. Each contract is appraised at about $1 million. The Indian Navel force has 10 submarines of Project 877EKM and two more would be shipped this year directly from the Russian navy. China has two subs of Project 877EKM and two of Project 636. From last year, the Chinese navy also started to receive new subs of Project 636 that according to a contract from 2002 will amount to eight submarines worth $1.4 billion.
The St. Petersburg shipbuilding company Almaz was negotiating with representatives of the Chinese defense ministry. Before the end of the year, they hoped to sign a contract for the building of two Zubr Class Air Cushioned Landing Craft (CMSTS) of project 1232.2 with options for several more such ships. Each craft costs more than $60 million. And the corporation Concern of Middle and Small Tonnage Shipbuilding until the end of the year plans to strike an agreement with Mexico for not less than two patrol cutters of project 14310 Mirage. ?Cameroon is also interested to buy Cutter of the Project 12150 Mongoose. Within several months they are ready to sign a contract for up to 10 Mongooses,? Valentine Lyashenko, deputy director of CMSTS told Kommersant.
Moreover, Kommersant found out that Rosoboron export is negotiating with Iran about repair and modernization of Iranian submarines. Iran has three submarines of project 877EKM that were supplied by Russia in 1992 (Russian name of the sub B-219, Iranian?901 Tareq), in June 1993 (B-224, 902 Nur) and in November 1996 (B-175, 903 Yunes). It was expected that all the major components that already exceeded their life expectancy will be replaced.
Both of you need to lighten up. Either that or go back down into your bunkers and the rest of us will let you know when the US Navy has taken out this sub and it's safe to come out.
P.S. This is our way of not turning into uptight, hysterical, hyperventilating, worry warts.