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Exclusive: Iran Is Producing Explosive Mini-Submarines (for combat against US & Western Navies)
Debkafiles ^ | December 20, 2012, 9:05 PM

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at debka.com ...


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1 posted on 12/20/2012 2:40:21 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Obama approves.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 2:47:22 PM PST by onedoug
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To: drewh

KAITENs


3 posted on 12/20/2012 2:48:51 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: onedoug

Afte we nuke Iran will the subs be available at the Army Surplus stores? I don’t have a sub in my preps.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 2:49:54 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: drewh

What is old is new again.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 2:50:32 PM PST by wrench
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To: wrench
You got that right.

iraniansub

6 posted on 12/20/2012 2:56:00 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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To: drewh

Don’t those already exist? They’re called torpedoes...


7 posted on 12/20/2012 2:58:31 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

sounds like a “suicide torpedo.”


8 posted on 12/20/2012 3:00:40 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: drewh

The USN has been suicide attack aware since WWII. In this case, they have created surface fast attack drone boats:

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/01/the_us_navy_is_arming_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.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 3:04:51 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 3:08:17 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: drewh

Didn’t do the Japanese any good on Dec 7th or the rest of WWII when they tried using them.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 3:26:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: drewh

..... LoL ..... Mini Explosive Submarines ..... I think we call those varmints. Torpedos here in the good old U. S. of A!!!


12 posted on 12/20/2012 3:39:01 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: JerseyanExile

“Don’t those already exist? They’re 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!”


13 posted on 12/20/2012 3:48:49 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: drewh

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.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 3:59:03 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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.

http://www.onr.navy.mil/


15 posted on 12/20/2012 4:01:25 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: drewh

A Jap style Kamikazi problem will require a Jap style solution!


16 posted on 12/20/2012 4:11:28 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: drewh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettering_Bug


17 posted on 12/20/2012 4:20:45 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: rawcatslyentist

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.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 4:24:59 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: oldasrocks

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.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 4:28:45 PM PST by onedoug
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To: drewh

that technology will work at the most one time....then they will be gone.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 4:31:25 PM PST by terycarl
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To: SandRat
12 Didn’t do the Japanese any good on Dec 7th or the rest of WWII when they tried using them.

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".

21 posted on 12/20/2012 5:05:27 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: drewh
Wow, suicide boats, who woulda thunk it?
22 posted on 12/20/2012 5:53:17 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: drewh
"Allahu ackbar!" 2006-05-30-tattoo-fantasy-island.jpg Pictures, Images and Photos Captain Tattoo
23 posted on 12/20/2012 7:01:46 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Having the right weapons is not the same as having the political backing to use the weapons.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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