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Report: Iran Designing Nuclear Submarine
YNet ^ | 12 June 2012 | News Agencies

Posted on 06/12/2012 5:05:17 AM PDT by edpc

Iran has begun to design its first nuclear submarine, the Islamic Republic's semiofficial news agency Fars reported on Tuesday.

The Fars report quotes deputy navy chief in charge of technical affairs, Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini, as saying that Iran has begun "initial stages" of designing the nuclear-powered craft.

Zamini added that Iran has developed "peaceful nuclear technology" and has both the capability and the right to build a submarine.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; middleeast; navy; nuclear
In 2011, Iran launched a Tareq-class submarine, "Younus," which sailed alongside Tehran's 14th fleet of into the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Younus is pictured above. If this is the kind of stuff they're building, no need to worry.

1 posted on 06/12/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT by edpc
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They’ll probably name the first one SS Obama...


2 posted on 06/12/2012 5:08:04 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: edpc

Lol. Looks like a gheeno.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 5:09:00 AM PDT by goseminoles
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They might also be interested in a couple items from US Navy gentleman Swede Momsen. The Momsen Lung and the McCann Rescue Chamber that was pioneered by Swede.

Just sayin’.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 5:15:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: edpc
A nuclear submarine is not a good idea in shallow waters because given all the extra equipment you need to cool the reactor, that generates a LOT of noise. That's why diesel-electric submarines are preferred in shallower waters, since by running on batteries alone the noise signature is extremely low.
5 posted on 06/12/2012 5:33:54 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: edpc

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6 posted on 06/12/2012 5:49:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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The Iranians claim their subs are the best in the world with the astounding capability of going all the way to the ocean floor and stay there in there stealthly and indefinitely.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 5:57:50 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: edpc

I saw Gilligan build this in one episode. It sunk in the lagoon after Gilligan forgot to put a hatch on it.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: edpc

It will be powered by cryptonite, of course, so it will be Superman-proof.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: edpc

They are just at the design stage...if any intelligence actually exists in the Iranian navy, they will quickly realize that they would be far better off buying a boat from Russia. Otherwise, I invite them to knock themselves out! Literally.

They won’t just be building a submarine. They have to create the entire infrastructure required to build the boat, as well as that required to train personnel to man and operate it. It will be an economic black hole for them.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared....for what's coming AFTER America...)
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To: edpc

Nothing to worry about, yet. Not worrying about Iran’s nuclear program worked out so well for us, didn’t it? I’m sure they just want to build nuclear submarines for “peaceful industrial use”.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RayChuang88

I wouldn’t assume they intend this to operate in the gulf. The more logical assumption is that their ultimate goal is to develop ICBM nuclear subs to extend their range to hit the US.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 6:38:32 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: edpc

Actually, I think it’s nice of Iran to support ocean life by supplying artificial reefs like these. That’s very eco of them.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: edpc

I think they stole the plans from Poland — including the screen door.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by jim_trent
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