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Friday, November 30, 2007

New Iranian Submarine Certainly Looks Fearsome!

Check out this short article from Fars, a semi-official Iranian news agency. It mentions the recent launch of an indigenously-produced Iranian mini-sub:
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran announced on Wednesday that its first domestically built destroyer, the Jamaran, as well as its first domestically built Ghadir class submarine launched operation.
The Iranian military said that the submarine can easily evade detection and fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously. Iranian Navy Commander Admiral Habib Sayyari said the destroyer is better than any warship of its class built "before the Islamic Revolution".
He also reminded that the Iranian Navy is closely watching military moves and maneuvers made by the US fleet in the Persian Gulf and the entire region.
Most impressively, check out the picture they used to illustrate this "powerful" new Iranian bathtub toy:

Compare and contrast with this picture of USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) on sea trials (from NavSource Online, 4th photo down):

It basically looks like they took the picture of the U.S. sub and added some "sky" on top of the standard "Persian Gulf brown" color. Those Iranians sure are tricky!

Update 1111 30 Nov: The same photo, chopped down, is on the City of Albuquerque's official web page about the sub.

Update 2248 30 Nov: Speaking of Iranian submarines, it looks like they'll let anyone post on YouTube:



A very impressive video; I don't think I saw anything in it that was actually accurate. If you like that videographer's work you should also check out his video demanding an investigation into Belgian UFOs.

Update 2332 06 Dec: Strategy Page has more on the new Iranian mini-sub, and Tigerhawk appreciates the absurdity.

8 Comments:

Anonymous OldSailor, www.marinebuzz.com said...

I agree with your view. The news agency has just published an archived photo. Iranian submarine photo is not traceable in websites.

11/30/2007 11:13 AM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

Actually, I have some photos of a Ghadir-class boat here.

11/30/2007 11:16 AM

 
Anonymous --jack said...

I'm a little disappointed they didn't photoshop Fonzi jumping over it.

12/02/2007 8:42 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, that video looks like it came straight from Fox News.

12/03/2007 4:49 PM

 
Blogger lawhawk said...

Strategy Page has more on the new sub. That the Iranians couldn't bother with showing what their own sub looks like and instead relied on a stock photo of an American LA class sub is funny.

12/05/2007 7:55 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Hole? I read a book about this guy, who knew this guy, who spent a 40 day spec op trailing iranian subs in the dirty brown water. The newer China built boats are quieter than those from the 70's but a third flight 688 had NO TROUBLE following his butt around. As the skipper in Red October sadi, "If he so much a sneezes I'll blow him out of the water".

BTW, Nukes LOVE Spec Ops, I've never gotten so much slepp in my life!

12/06/2007 6:54 AM

 
Blogger mark said...

whats th epoinyt of all this u wanna drive the americans to bomb iran ???? poor american they r sooooooooo easy people

8/31/2008 5:20 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a copy of that photo they gave me when I served on that boat...Iranians are so full of S__T it is not even funny.

8/17/2010 2:32 AM

 

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