Skip to comments.Iranian Troops Track, Record Video of US Aircraft Carrier
Posted on 12/29/2011 12:20:41 PM PST by Just4Him
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian vessel and a surveillance plane tracked, photographed and recorded video of a US aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
It is not clear what information the Iranian military could gleam from the footage, but it displays Iran's naval power in water.
Iran's Navy Commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the action shows that Iran has "control over the moves by foreign forces" in the area where Tehran is holding a 10-day military exercises.
"An Iranian vessel and surveillance plane have tracked, filmed and photographed a US aircraft carrier as it was entering the Sea of Oman from the Persian Gulf," Sayyari said.
He added that the "foreign fleet will be warned by Iranian forces if it enters the area of the drill."
The Iranian TV showed what appeared to be the reported video.
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Iran knows that obama lacks the intestinal fortitude to authorize return fire. Zero has already gone on record that he would not authorize nuclear action, even if were were nuked first.
Now be quiet ... he’s trying to putt.
Your average child has more naval power in his bath tub than the Iranian navy and they know it. This is just a charade to scare the worthless “One”.
It won’t scare our military,That’s for certain.
One other note to the Iranians about showing power. Despite all your threats your own video testifies that a US carrier strike group is still operating off your largest port. It has comparable striking power to your whole air force (Iran has around 90 operational first rate fighters, a Nimitz class has between 80-90) Meanwhile the seas off Norfolk Virginia are relatively free of Iranian Naval vessels. So who is demonstrating power?
Russians’ claimed they were fishing boats. All you had to do is look at the antenna and tell they weren’t fishing. They tried to interfere with flight operations more than once, until the word came down to ram them and on one occasion we nearly did missing them by feet.
Not all of the aircraft in a CVW are fighters and what is your source for the IIAF strength?
Clarification: The IIAF is now known as the IRIAF.
Maybe they just want some footage of a real naval warship.
The Iranians piper cub had an EAT AT ALLAH’S banner flying behind it. They were taking photo’s with a throw away camera bought at 7-11. If the Iranians don’t be careful that drinking a glass of water quote will be saltwater.
Carriers are 1/4 mile long. Getting some grainy long-range footage ain’t exactly counting coup.
Surface your sub in the middle of the battlegroup. Now THAT’S counting coup.
Somehow I don’t imagine that happening though...
It would not have been hard for them to take out the carrier—but it was what would have happened next that kept them from doing such a thing. Maybe that was the whole point. The Iranians are just blowhards.
Sadly for Iran, and I use the word “sadly” ironically, it has no real first rate fighters
The old block Mig 29s and the F-14s are no match for F/A-18s. None at all. It will be a 89-0 contest and they wont even knock down one US fighter in air to air
Just like an old block A F-16 from 1976 does not compare to a F-16 E, Block 60, the same holds true for Mig 29
Only the frame may look similar to newer block Mig 29s but the engine, radar, cockpits, performance ceilings etc are all different
It is the same thing as the Su-30s that a lot of the old Soviet clients have and the Su-30MKIs that India has. Similar names but totally different planes
Of course the grand daddy of this example is the venerable F/A-18 itself. The block A/B planes are not even the same planes (effectively) as the newer block E/F planes (Super Hornet). These are two different planes sharing the same name. A Super Hornet would destroy a F/A-18 Block A Hornet in every engagement
Every time we transited the Strait of Hormuz, we were overflown by an Iranian P-3. We took pictures of it, it took pictures of us. Business as usual.