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Iran Readies Plan to Close Strait of Hormuz
Kenneth R. Timmerman, NewsMax.com
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are making preparations for a massive assault on U.S. naval forces and international shipping in the Persian Gulf, according to a former Iranian intelligence officer who defected to the West in 2001.
The plans, which include the use of bottom-tethered mines potentially capable of destroying U.S. aircraft carriers, were designed to counter a U.S. land invasion and to close the Strait of Hormuz, the defector said in a phone interview from his home in Europe.
Originally posted by bigx01
our seawolf class subs are probably right now trailing those 3 iranian subs. actually they are probably doing laps around them. some sailers probably mooning them as we speak.
anywhere yet, even though the accusation is deemed to be fabrication
The defector, Hamid Reza Zakeri, warned the CIA in July 2001 that Iran was preparing a massive attack on America using Arab terrorists flying airplanes, which he said was planned for Sept. 11, 2001. The CIA dismissed his claims and called him a fabricator.
MOSCOW — Russia is reportedly in talks to upgrade three Iranian submarines, a $270 million deal that could revive the bilateral arms trade but further irritate the United States.
Rosoboronexport, the state-owned arms selling agency, is in negotiations to refurbish three Kilo-class diesel submarines and equip them with Club-S anti-ship missiles , Kommersant reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
The tomahawk class cruise missles are not limited to being launched from submarines. They can also be launched from a variety of aircraft and surface ships. Many destroyers are modified for launch of these weapons.
We just often think of them being launched from submarines but this is not necessarily so.