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Posted on 01/18/2012 11:37:11 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
Iran stealth subs could lie in wait to hunt hostile aircraft carriers
TEHRAN The deputy commander of the Armed Forces has said that Iranian stealth submarines are able to lie in wait in the Persian Gulf to target hostile aircraft carriers that are moving near them.
If an ordinary submarine submerges in the Persian Gulf, it could be the worst threat to the enemy. It is one of the Americans fears because our submarines are covered with coatings that do not allow sound to travel through them and do not reflect sound waves sent by (enemy vessels) sonar systems, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri said in an interview with the Fars News Agency published on Wednesday.
When the submarine lies on the sea bed, it can easily target an aircraft carrier that is passing nearby, he said.
Amiri also said that the enemy is not able to track Iranian submarines.
Our submarines have acquired the ability to position themselves at (the proper) depth to watch enemy ships and submarines in a way that could not be seen by them, he explained.
Iran plans to launch new 500-ton submarine
Amiri also announced that the domestically manufactured 500-ton Fateh (Conqueror) submarine will be launched during the next Iranian calendar year, which starts on March 20.
He added that the medium-sized submarine is equipped with most advanced torpedoes and sonar systems.
I’m guessing the Iranians stuck in those subs are going to get an unpleasant surprise when it comes to modern anti-sub capabilities.
Maybe some of their subs will find the same end as some of their nuke physicists.
Iran’s leadership isn’t going to be happy, until it has had it’s ass beaten to a pulp. I’m thinking more sooner than later too.
If we wait until it has nukes, it will be able to blackmail all of it’s neighbors. Is that really something we are prepared to allow to take place?
Don’t tell me what Obama wants, because we all know what that nine year old wants.
If you think Iran’s subs are “stealthy” now, just wait and see how difficult they are to find when they’re in a thousand pieces!
I see Baghdad Bob has a new client.
Kamikazes didn’t work for the Japanese in the 1940’s, but some people never get the word.
They sure could,,and i could wait outside the Hells Angels favorite bar and shoot the biggest one from ambush on the parking lot. (afterwards loudly telling everyone just how i did it!)
I suspect my life would get -very- exciting afterwards.
So, how will the IRGC-N deal with the SSB-Ns that are 5000 Nmi away?
Iranian stealth sub!!!
“Just sonar? What, do they think this is 1944?”
LOL,, (Shhhhhhh don’t TELL them!) Now, for any Iranians reading this,,, yes indeed, sonar is our only hope. Yessiree,,, if you’ve beat our sonar, you already won! You’ve foiled us again. I wouldn’t worry about a thing,,,
Hey, Ahmed: its not just the “coatings” on your sub, its how much noise they make.
First off, I know nothing about under-water warfare, I have no information other than layman’s information on remote sensing.
But, if I were in that area, there are some key points I would focus on. First off, Submarines are made out of metal, random rocks on the bottom of the sea are not.
Metal has properties that granite, limestone and other assorted rocks do not. I’d wager that if one was interested in finding a couple hundred thousand pounds of refined metal, there are ways of doing that.
"most advanced" is a very, very relative term.
The Kilos are coated, but old...and the Iranians are probably caoting them with something as similar as they can manufacture on these 500 ton mini-subs.
But it will be to no avail. I have no doubts that we constantly, through multiple avenues, keep track of every Iranian sub.
This President will not do it, bit we need a CIC who would have all their Kilos and the two or three modern mini-subs they have all just blow up on the same day.
The indicate we don’t know what happened, and have Israel say the same. Talk about how difficult and dangerous sub technology is...we’ve lost a few ourselves so it is not out of the ordinary. Difficult technologies sort of like their nuclear program is difificult and also may be prone to such “accidents.”
Creepy. But thoughtful,,, and accurate.
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