posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 05:55 PM
Iran kicked off mass production of two high-speed missile-launching assault boats on Monday, warning its enemies not to "play with fire" as it
boosts security along its coastline.
The inauguration of the production lines for the Seraj and Zolfaqar speedboats comes a day after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled Iran's
home-built bomber drone, which he said would deliver "death" to Iran's enemies.
Forget big ships Iran has no need. I believe these small agile craft would make a formidable opponent to any attempted aggression in the straight of
Particularly so if the Iranians as widely believed have the Russian Sunburn anti ship missile in their possession.
It has been theorised on many occasions that Iran's most probable course of action in any military confrontation in the region is to use small high
speed boats, to swarm and overwhelm other craft. Today this prospect just came a little closer to fruition. As we all know the Iranians recently
purchased the fastest speed boat currently available with the hope of back engineering it and domestically producing their own military version.
I choose to take this news as a positive, join me won't you? Iran's increasing military capability will surely be a preventative factor against any
Invasion, or general military strikes.
We all know that the US military, if it chose to, could beat the Iranian military. I don't think this is in dispute. However the fact that the
Iranians are gradually improving their military makes the prospect of a confrontation less of a probability. For the ATSers in the US this in no way
makes the American military impotent in the region, it just levels the playing field a little.
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