Skip to comments.Iran begins naval maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz
Posted on 12/27/2012 10:18:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
Irans state TV is reporting the countrys navy has begun maneuvers in the area of the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of the worlds oil passes.
Iran has threatened to close the straits over Western sanctions but has not repeated the threats lately.
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Man the Fleet!
Muster the water skier suicide bombers!
That’s what I’m talkin ‘bout Candor7. Sweet!
While I couldn’t give you the exact number, I do know that the Phalanx 100% kill distance is nowhere near 8 miles. 0.8 miles would be a much better estimation-it’s a 20mm non-explosive round. Another thing to remember is that I don’t know if all USN Phalanx mounts have received the anti-surface block update yet. The mount in your photo hasn’t.
Just a gunnery exercise for a few f-18s.
But the danger, as we both know, is that the POSHITUS may have rules of engagement that do not allow for the effective defeat of the Iranian Navy.
I’m sure you know way more about it than I do. Let’s just hope they shred a lot of Muzzies when needed.
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