Iran launches new sub called Nahang

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 01:54 AM
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good for our navy and also very good for patroling. it has multi-weapon and multi-purpose capabities and is perfect for the gulf waters.




Tehran, March 7 - Iran's armed forces deployed this week a new home-built submarine in the Persian Gulf waters.

The vessel is named the Nahang, meaning whale, and was built by specialists in the Iranian Defence Ministry and has the capability to carry multipurpose weapons for different missions, rear admiral Sajjad Kouchaki said.

"The submarine is fully adapted to the Persian Gulf," he said, adding that the Iranian navy was pursuing a policy of deterrence in the strategic waters.


www.iribnews.ir...





posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:20 AM
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We got one of those at my place of employment! We use it to throw waste in, and then generally once a week the Metro Waste Authority comes by and empties it.


All kidding aside, it doesn't look to scary or impressive.....

[edit on 8-3-2006 by CreeWolf]



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:27 AM
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i dont think thats the submarine dude. IRIB news always puts out random pictures but the picture of it hasnt been released yet i think.

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:36 AM
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Ok, I see what you are saying. If I can post this link right.......

www.iribnews.ir...

They have a picture of an F-16 "falcon" with this article when I think they are more than likely talking about a "Falcon" transport plane (I don't think we let Iran have F-16s!)

Even if that is not the sub referred to (which I think it may be), I still doubt Iran could pull something off without it looking like a modified Kilo, or some other ex-Soviet bloc second-hand equipment!



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:36 AM
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Should Iran become involved in conflict with the US (any attempts to close the Hormuz Strait will get US involved), so USN/AF will do their best to achieve naval supremacy, or make resupply operations for the Iranian navy impossible. And that's where these new subs could become handy. They are small in size and could not be easily tracked by US naval ships, so supplies/weapons could be made to attack subs that could operate as long as 2 months without refueling.


IRIN could also use a wide range of anti-ship cruise missiles, she possesses, such as Silkworm, Yakhont and Moskit.

Iran could also use navy decoys so that Iranian surfacing subs and speed boats could hide among these decoys and they could move to within the torpedo or anti-ship range.

Remote-controlled speed boats packed with explosives, could be used as part of gureilla fleet to hit USN ships. This type of anti-ship weapons has many advantages over other types that I would describe in details if you are interested!

Also, Iranian kamikaze planes could target USN carriers, ships beyond iranians waters, well into Indian Ocean.

RESPECT



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:49 AM
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The source I read the news from says that Iran has up to 6 Kilo class subs.

Here it is:



According to foreign military experts, Iran’s inventory of submarines patrolling Gulf waters includes up to six Russian-built SSK or SSI Kilo-class diesel submarines.

www.defensenews.com...





RESPECT



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:56 AM
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and here is the video:
www.iribnews.ir...

RESPECT



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:16 AM
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I hope this does not lead to this...check out this post..scary !!

ATS Post

the timing of this is bizarre.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:29 AM
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Wow! That must have been one crowded cockpit.





An Iranian military plane crashed in Orumiye, northwest of the country, on Monday, killing all 13 people abroad.

www.iribnews.ir



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Wow! That must have been one crowded cockpit.





An Iranian military plane crashed in Orumiye, northwest of the country, on Monday, killing all 13 people abroad.

www.iribnews.ir


Good one. Nice finding. Some of them must have been hanging on to the wings since its crowded in the cockpit.
Should fire the person for putting the pic in the first place.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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Lots of good info in the thread.

Yes, Iran does have Russian built subs-but i don't think- any of them is a missle launcher.

As for the smallish looking sub, it just may very well be true.
The reason I say that is we are talking about a fairly small water way-by full sized ship/sub standards.
A small sub could be fast, turn faster and much sharper than a much large sub or ship for that matter.

That said, I do think that between US subs and sonar dropping helicopters, the US would know exactly where and at what depth the Iranian subs were.

As for the anti-ship missles, yes they do have some impress Russian and Chinese ones. But I would ask how many of each do the have?

Another question, what do you think the US would do if Iran manages to fire say 3 or 4 dozen of their best missles at an aircraftcarrier and managed to sink it. I think the answer would not be pretty.

Sorry for going slightly off topic there.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 12:28 PM
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if the iranians have kilo class boats then they can launch missiles.....



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 01:19 PM
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This is a minature submarine..or midget submarine Just like the last one. Not a very big weapons load out on it. For any extensive load out they must carry this equipment piggy back.

Look at the scale of the size of people standing on the Sail structure with the little wings sticking out of the sides. This is a indicator of the size of this machine.

What was the last one ..called Ghadir or such ..Im going to bump that last thread back up for comparison.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 12:30 AM
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I am trying to acertain to myself why one would even need a sail structure that wide. Compared to the other submarine on the other post ..this sail structure is very wide. I am curious about this. More pictures would be nice.

Thanks ,
Orangetom



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:02 AM
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That is a very interesting story, Mehran. I am very impressed if Iran is designing, building and floating their own submarines!


I am also glad to see someone on the board who is taking a special interest in Iran and having pride in her military. There was another guy here who was a fantastic contributor on this particular topic, but jerks and bullies kept on pushing his buttons until he popped his cork and got into trouble.
Trust me, I will not allow this to happen again. Priode in one's country will not be discouraged here on this international board, and everyone will behave in a mature way.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I am also glad to see someone on the board who is taking a special interest in Iran and having pride in her military. There was another guy here who was a fantastic contributor on this particular topic, but jerks and bullies kept on pushing his buttons until he popped his cork and got into trouble.


Hmm, you don't think it's the same preson, lol. BTW, seeing as you brought it up, it wasn't at as one sided as you make it out to be was it
.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Wow! That must have been one crowded cockpit.





An Iranian military plane crashed in Orumiye, northwest of the country, on Monday, killing all 13 people abroad.

www.iribnews.ir


Some regional interests may have been doing some pre-flight tinkering with Iranian military aircraft lately. The passenger manifest of the last big Iranian military aircraft accident consisted of almost the entire detail assigned to guard the Shahib missiles in one part of the country.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
I am trying to acertain to myself why one would even need a sail structure that wide. Compared to the other submarine on the other post ..this sail structure is very wide. I am curious about this. More pictures would be nice.

Thanks ,
Orangetom

have a look at the video (already posted):
www.iribnews.ir...

yeah, unlike Ghadir sub, the sail structure of this one is very wide.

RESPECT



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:50 AM
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Rogue, I hear you, but I have seen much worse than what the otehr guy was and he got banned. I have seen nothing but attacks on this guy, and I am very much noting a track record, here, and Mehran is scoring high points in the positive.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 02:09 AM
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Originally posted by rogue1

Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I am also glad to see someone on the board who is taking a special interest in Iran and having pride in her military. There was another guy here who was a fantastic contributor on this particular topic, but jerks and bullies kept on pushing his buttons until he popped his cork and got into trouble.


Hmm, you don't think it's the same preson, lol. BTW, seeing as you brought it up, it wasn't at as one sided as you make it out to be was it
.


you can find that person in acig
. Thomas, i would say this is a good move by Iran because who knows whats going to happen by next week or month and thats why you see so much new military news spreading out about the expansion of our military capabilities. lets hope nothing happens and a diplomatic solution can be solved over the nuclear issue.


[edit on 9-3-2006 by Mehran]





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