Skip to comments.Exclusive: Iran Is Producing Explosive Mini-Submarines (for combat against US & Western Navies)
Posted on 12/20/2012 2:40:16 PM PST by drewh
Iran is producing explosive mini-submarines DEBKAfile December 20, 2012, 9:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile exclusive: Iranian production lines are turning out a new type of speed mini-submarine customized for combat against the US and other Western navies present in Persian Gulf waters.
On the principle of asymmetric warfare, the new pint-sized Iranian submarines are light in weight and able to dart nimbly around large vessels to explode on contact with their floating target.
Their pilots are bent on suicide.
These mini-subs are designed to complement the app. 2,000 Revolutionary Guards explosive speedboats.
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Afte we nuke Iran will the subs be available at the Army Surplus stores? I don’t have a sub in my preps.
What is old is new again.
Don’t those already exist? They’re called torpedoes...
sounds like a “suicide torpedo.”
The USN has been suicide attack aware since WWII. In this case, they have created surface fast attack drone boats:
They are also developing torpedo-like submarine drones, and no doubt are highly aware of the mini-sub threat, especially after the sinking of the South Korean Cheonan.
Didn’t the Japanese try this in WW II? They lost the war anyway. But they could sink a ship or two—today’s America, an America who doesn’t wish to lose any soldiers or sailors might cave at the lost of one capital ship. Maybe the Iranian Mullahs are on to something. Kill a few Yanks and we fold up and go home and pay them off.
Didn’t do the Japanese any good on Dec 7th or the rest of WWII when they tried using them.
..... LoL ..... Mini Explosive Submarines ..... I think we call those varmints. Torpedos here in the good old U. S. of A!!!
“Dont those already exist? Theyre called torpedoes...”
No, modern torpedoes are “smart” weapons. They have sensors & electronic “brains”.
Suicide submarines... well, not so smart...
Abdul says “Jihadist mini-subs! That’s a no-brainer!”
Bob says, “You are right! You would have to have no brain to drive one of those puppies!”
The drug cartels build mini-subs from fiberglass, and ship tons of dope from South America to North America. Very hard to detect.
Imagine 10,000 lbs of HE instead of cocaine in a stealthy semisubmersable! The Iranians are taking a page from an existing technology.
The USN doesn’t play that game. If someone threatens them, they want to kill them back, first, and at a distance.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR), is the Navy’s equivalent to DARPA, and it is their job to stay generations ahead of the bad guyz.
A Jap style Kamikazi problem will require a Jap style solution!
Our MMS is faster, more intelligent than any jihadi and capable of taking out multiple mini-subs while on a single seek-and-destroy mission. MMS - Marine Mammal System.
islamists kill alot of islamists. But I doubt he’d hit them. He’d likely try to chalk-up the loss of one or more of our ships to some perceived insult to his islamic “faith” a la Bengazi.
that technology will work at the most one time....then they will be gone.
5 sighted ... 5 sank (or foundered>
1. off Waimanaio Beach, O'ahu
2. - 4. off entrance to Pearl Harbor, O'ahu
5. inside Pearl Harbor's eastern loch, O'ahu
Interesting debate regarding how this 1 may have launched its torpedos against "Battleship Row".
Having the right weapons is not the same as having the political backing to use the weapons.