IRGC Commander: Iran's Speedboats Capable of Launching Cruise Missiles

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  1. cobra commando

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    Iran's speedboats have been equipped with the capability to fire different types of anti-ship cruise missiles, an Iranian defense official announced on Monday.

    "Our missiles have the capability of being launched from boats with the speed of over 30 knots, and these missiles include Zafar, Nasr, Nour and Qader," Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Iran's Aerospace Organization General Mehdi Farah told FNA, adding that "Qadir missiles" will also be added to the list in near future.

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    He underlined Iran's growing missile capability as well as the special capabilities of Iran's cruise and coast to sea missiles, and underlined high flexibility in the tactical use and missions of these missiles. "The tactical use (and goals) of these missiles can vary in accordance with the type of threat."

    In May, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that Iran has allocated thousands of its speed boats for military purposes, adding that production of missile-launching speedboats is under Iran's monopoly.

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    "All throughout the world, Iran is the only country which has speed vessels with the ability of firing (rockets and missile) at high speeds," Fadavi said at the time.

    "We now have speedboats which can launch missiles as they traverse at a speed over 60km (per hour)," the commander underscored.

    Zafar (Triumph) is a short-range, anti-ship, radar guided missile capable of hitting and destroying small and medium-sized targets with high precision.

    The missile can be mounted onto light and speed boats, enjoys a high capability in anti-electronic warfare and is highly destructive.

    The anti-ship missile, called Nour (Light), is a long-range cruise missile manufactured by Iran and has already been mounted on several military gears.

    Iran's latest cruise missile production, Qader (Mighty), was displayed to the public during the military parades marking the Week of Sacred Defense in September.

    IRGC Commander: Iran's Speedboats Capable of Launching Cruise Missiles
     
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  3. Defcon 1

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    The article talks about a missile named Nasr? Is it the same missile in use by the pakis?
     
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    Iran military has been boasting of a lot of things lately.
    Iran's Nasr is different than Pakistan's Nasr.
    Former is Sea to Sea 35 km range while the latter nuke capable, more portable, multi tube and 60 km range.

    Iran wants to keep the war at bay .. in waters.
    That is their best bet and this is all a preperation for the same.

    By the way I think we'll also do well to keep a war with China in waters. You know where the Chinese testicles are ;)
     
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    speed boat with a anti ship missile thats practically impossible for iran. its very risky and indeed a foolish decision
     
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    How so? Seems a good decision to me. It would provide them necessary deterrence without a significant investment.
     
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    Not exactly,

    The point is how are they planning to launch a missile without a radar to guide it. Not to forget, the lack of training!!


    Those speed boats will be detected and blown even before reaching their targets. They could be usefull for reconnaissance and locating the USN
     
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    we should have this in ladakh lake :cool2:
     
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    Looking at those narrow waters, I think the mumbo jumbo navies would find it ergonomically difficult.
    If Iranians can maneuver swiftly in small space and fire a strong salvo, they have a good chance.
    But Americans have way better range in all three zones. They might settle the issues from far off or let Israel do it.


    We have added some others for that lake recently.
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-army/23251-pangong-tso-india-s-weak-frontier-3.html
     
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    I doubt if the speed boats are going to be of much use, there was never a single case of some suicide speed boat takeing out a capital ship in world war II that I ever heard about. About 15 years ago a war game showed the possibility of speedboats being threat and the US has been preparing for the threat ever since, USA aircraft carriers are going to be hundreds of mile from the Iranin coast and the new drones can spot a man on the water , much less a speed boat. Video: Navy Laser Sets Ship on Fire | Danger Room | Wired.com The USA has some amazing weapons that are being developed and may have already been developed.
     
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    This should be fitted with BRAHMOS...........

    If fitted with BRAHMOS, as BRAHMOS is capable of carrying nuclear payload, it will be a nightmare for the chinese.......

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    The first time a nuclear weapon is used its going to be a nightmare for every one.
     
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    Attack at Souda Bay

    HMS York - Heavy Cruiser

    On 25 March 1941, the Italian destroyers Crispi and Sella departed from Leros island in the Aegean at night, each one carrying three 2 long tons (2.0 t) motor assault boats of the Decima Flottiglia MAS known as Motoscafo da Turismo (MT). Each MT (nicknamed barchini: "little boats") carried a 300 kg (660 lb) explosive charge inside their bow. The MTs were specially equipped to make their way through obstacles such as torpedo nets. The pilot would steer the assault craft on a collision course at his target ship, and then would jump from his boat before impact and warhead detonation.

    At 23:30, the MT were released by the destroyers 10 mi (8.7 nmi; 16 km) off Souda. Once inside the bay, the six boats, under the command of Lieutenant Luigi Faggioni, identified their targets: the heavy cruiser HMS York, a large tanker (the Norwegian Pericles of 8,300 long tons (8,400 t)), another tanker and a cargo ship.[4] At 4:46, two MTs hit HMS York amidships, flooding her aft boilers and magazines, and the ship was beached by her own crew to avoid capsizing. Two seamen were killed by the explosions. The oiler Pericles was severely damaged and settled on the bottom, while the other tanker and the cargo ship were sunk, according to Italian sources.According to British reports, the other barchini apparently missed their intended targets, and one of them ended stranded on the beach. The anti-aircraft guns of the base opened fire randomly, believing that the base was under air attack.

    All six of the Italian seamen, Luigi Faggioni, Alessio de Vito, Emilio Barberi, Angelo Cabrini, Tullio Tedeschi and Lino Beccati, were captured.
     
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