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Iran Claims to Have 'Carrier-Killer' Missile; Experts Skeptical
U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 15, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute

Posted on 08/15/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by Saint X

As the United States continues to help Israel improve its missile defense shield due to growing fears of possible attack by Syria and Iran, claims by Iran that it has developed its own ‘carrier-killer’ that can evade U.S. Navy defense systems to hit ships in the Persian Gulf are drawing skepticism from naval experts.

As first reported by Jane’s Defence Weekly , Iran released images of a test last month in which the Khalij Fars antiship ballistic missile was launched and struck a moving target. The missile is purported to be a smaller version of China’s modified Dong Feng 21, which was quickly dubbed the ‘carrier killer’ after it was revealed in a March 2009 report by the U.S. Naval Institute.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carrier; iran; israel; missile

1 posted on 08/15/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: Saint X

LOL, just like they “shot down” that UAV! hahaha


2 posted on 08/15/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: Saint X

The greatest weapon they have against us is Obama.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 1:12:53 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Saint X

The greatest weapon they have against us is Obama.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Saint X

Some new weapon to bring down pigeons? What a bunch of doofuses!


5 posted on 08/15/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Saint X

Sounds like a typical bully on the playground. If you have “them”, use them. Or else, STFU!

Iran needs a good punch in the nose....aka....turn their a$$ into glass. Period, end of story.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 1:13:28 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Saint X

Where is the evidence of how they sunk their own carriers in test runs?


7 posted on 08/15/2012 1:14:18 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: nuconvert

Regime Bluster Ping.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 1:17:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nuconvert

Regime Bluster Ping.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Saint X

Unless Obama has screwed it all up, we are working on carrier killer mistle killers.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Saint X

Take out a carrier and see what happens to Tehran.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Saint X

unfortunately when the experts are wrong, someone else gets killed.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: mazda77
Where is the evidence of how they sunk their own carriers in test runs?

Just photoshop an explosion onto this guy and call it good (we all know how they love photoshop for their missile tests):
Iranian carrier IRI Clay Pigeon

13 posted on 08/15/2012 1:24:39 PM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
The greatest weapon they have against us is Obama.

...who is piloted by Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.

14 posted on 08/15/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Saint X

And if you miss? SHTF


15 posted on 08/15/2012 1:25:35 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

AGREE, obozo is the best thing that has ever happened to the Muslim countries. Re Iran’s carrier sinking missile; the US has a country sinking missile, kind of like the knife to a gun fight scenario. obozo won’t respond to anything Iran does so if Iran is going to get froggy militarily, they better be jumping pretty soon.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Saint X
What a coincidence, we have thousands of “country killer” missiles, most with multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle (MIRV) warheads, many on submarines that could be anywhere on Earth covered by water.
17 posted on 08/15/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Saint X

Well, I like this instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnCh4-4fjk0&t=1m39s


18 posted on 08/15/2012 1:45:13 PM 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: Saint X

WHY DOES IRAN EVEN STILL EXIST?

(No, my caps button isn’t stuck. I’m yelling.)


19 posted on 08/15/2012 1:45:13 PM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: Saint X

Lol, another “carrier is obsolete” story. Like a carier ever goes anywhere without nuclear attack subs prowling, a screen of escorting ships, etc.

Theres no such thing as a carrier, just waiting for an attack. And if the Dong Feng 21 style missile acually is used to kill a carrier, then you just bit the big one. Because that means you just shot a nuclear weapon at an American fleet. About a half hour later, very bad hot things begin happening to your homeland.

Modern Electric subs like the Germans build are the greatest danger to a carrier. But attacking a carrier is still signing your national death warrant.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Saint X
CIWS from multiple platforms simultaneously should do the trick.
21 posted on 08/15/2012 1:54:41 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: Saint X
CIWS from multiple platforms simultaneously should do the trick.
22 posted on 08/15/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: DesertRhino

Don’t forget it takes an order from dear leader to fire back.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 1:57:09 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: Da Coyote
Take out a carrier and see what happens to Tehran.

You must be under the impression that we have a REAL Commander in Chief. 0bama would bow to the ayatollahs and apologize for one of our carriers being in their way.

24 posted on 08/15/2012 1:57:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The thought has crossed my mind that 0ba-Jarrett would start WWIII to get 0bama re-elected. And/or, nuke a swing state.

“By Any Means Necessary.”


25 posted on 08/15/2012 1:59:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Saint X

“The missile is purported to be a smaller version of China’s modified Dong Feng 21”

The Dong Feng 21 was named the “carrier killer” because it’s standard warhead is a 500kt nuke. An Iranian version with a conventional warhead ain’t a carrier killer, and a nuclear version just got you into a nuclear war with the USN.


26 posted on 08/15/2012 2:00:59 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ping jockey

If a US fleet was nuked, even Obazo would be forced to respond. (just like he was against Osama)


27 posted on 08/15/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: combat_boots

August-September-October Surprise wouldn’t surprise me.

It could be anything as lame as replacing Court Jester Biden with Hillary to some sort of military action.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 2:08:00 PM 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: verum ago

“Iranian carrier IRI Clay Pigeon”

ROTFLMBO!!!


29 posted on 08/15/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: DesertRhino
The Dong Feng 21 was named the “carrier killer” because it’s standard warhead is a 500kt nuke.

The DF-21D Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile has a guided, maneuvering re-entry vehicle and a conventional warhead.

"Carrier-Killer" is a bit of a misnomer because it would be very unlikely to physically sink a carrier, but it is certainly possible to completely disable a CVN with various types of conventional warheads if they're hitting at hypersonic speeds. A carrier that can't conduct flight ops is a worthless hunk of metal.

30 posted on 08/15/2012 2:22:09 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: DesertRhino

Not with this president

he would bow to the artful shooting.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: ping jockey
" don't forget it takes an order from Dear Leader to attack.. ." What worries me in the event of a carrier sinking or similiar event is the definate possibility that within 15 minutes of such an event, The speaker of the house would be the acting president by virtue of Obama and Biden being . . not available.
32 posted on 08/15/2012 3:27:24 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Strategerist

How about thirty of them launch at once?


33 posted on 08/15/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Saint X

How do u post a video?


34 posted on 08/15/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: F15Eagle

How do you post a video?


35 posted on 08/15/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: mulder1

AFAIK you can only post the link

Don’t know how they get the embedded ones - nothing I have tried has worked so far.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 4:00:29 PM 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: mulder1

post it to utube then post link here...


37 posted on 08/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: DesertRhino
If he didn't respond with overwhelming force I think he would be physically removed. Not the right way to remove him but I think it would be likely to happen.
38 posted on 08/15/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Saint X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=i-_nQIQ025M#t=99s


39 posted on 08/15/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Saint X
No really good replies to answer, so this is to #1.

Something like 71 years ago most Americans fully believed that Japan could never threaten us at sea or anywhere else.

That time it worked out OK.

Not so good in Korea or Vietnam.

Not real good now in most of the muslim world.

We are being ruled by the absolute worst resident of the White House ever....

Be careful what you wish for.

40 posted on 08/15/2012 8:55:12 PM PDT by norton
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To: Army Air Corps

Thanx


41 posted on 08/16/2012 7:58:43 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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