Skip to comments.Report: Iran Designing Nuclear Submarine
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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Younus is pictured above. If this is the kind of stuff they're building, no need to worry.
They’ll probably name the first one SS Obama...
Lol. Looks like a gheeno.
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.
I saw Gilligan build this in one episode. It sunk in the lagoon after Gilligan forgot to put a hatch on it.
It will be powered by cryptonite, of course, so it will be Superman-proof.
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.
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”.
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.
Actually, I think it’s nice of Iran to support ocean life by supplying artificial reefs like these. That’s very eco of them.
I think they stole the plans from Poland — including the screen door.