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TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday officially launched the production of its first locally built submarine, a craft capable of operating stealthily, state-run television reported. Defence Ministry spokesman Mohammad Imani was quoted as saying "the enemy would not be able to detect the submarine." He did not elaborate.
One submarine has apparently already been built and was shown on television on Tuesday, cruising at sea level. The Defence Ministry has commissioned an unspecified number of the craft that’s been dubbed "Ghadir." Ghadir is a site in the Arabian Peninsula that’s holy to Shias, the overwhelming majority of Iran’s 69 million people.
The submarine, which is capable of operating in the Persian Gulf and Oman seawaters, can launch both missiles and torpedoes at the same time, the television reported, without specifying the range of the projectiles.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
You guys are kidding about this right. Its sound signature is already known, identified , and catalogued. Gaurantee it!!!
Originally posted by WissNX01
These Iranian subs are based on the Soviet Kilo Class diesel.
Its the way the Soviets/Russians do this stuff, sell thier junk to other countries, just like the AK47. Its no different here.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
the USN does NOT know the acoustic signature of the Kilo class subs.. I just confirmed that..
In a recent (1 year back) naval exercise between the IN and the USN, the USN requested the indians field their kilos but the Indians promptly declined the offer..