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.
That's what these are for: http://navysite.de/weapons/phalanx.htm
Re your #47 - "If you want to worry, worry about their Silkworm surface to ship missiles...."
Agreed; isn't that what took out and nearly sunk a Brit Cruiser during the Faulklands thing?
We might get to see how well our radar-directed minigun anti-missle systems work - if at all... if they remember to even turn them on.
I wonder if the Iranians have the Russian / Chicom "SKVALL" hypercavitating rocket torpedoes? You know, the ones that can travel at nearly the speed of sound underwater?
Range on those things is apparently a little limited, but they sound pretty devistating if they get to ya.
This little mini sub ought to make a light snack for one of our hunter-killer subs in the region, don't you think?
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'