Iranian naval news.

Sandhi Yudha

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Seems that the new low-observable stealth missile catamaran-corvette is not for the navy, but the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval Force.


|"From 1400 (Persian calender), we will start the project of building light and semi-heavy submarines for the navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and this force will have submarines in the next few years,”|

So they will also get their own submarines the coming years.
 

spoz

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I think “low observable” might be a bit of a stretch; by the look of it, it will make a pretty good radar target, particularly for airborne radar. Interesting what the operational concept might be, if there is one.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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I think “low observable” might be a bit of a stretch; by the look of it, it will make a pretty good radar target, particularly for airborne radar. Interesting what the operational concept might be, if there is one.
I am sure this catamaran-corvet will be as stealth as their 6th generation stealth Qaher-313 STOL-fighters!
 

DDG38

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There wasn't yet a thread for the Iranian Navy and other naval news of this amazing country.
So lets start the discussion here!

Seems that the new low-observable stealth missile catamaran-corvette is not for the navy, but the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval Force.


|"From 1400 (Persian calender), we will start the project of building light and semi-heavy submarines for the navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and this force will have submarines in the next few years,”|

So they will also get their own submarines the coming years.
Having seen the IRGCN up close operating in the northern Arabian gulf the last thing they should have is larger and sub surface platforms. They're cowboys running under their own ROE.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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The Iranian Navy commissions a new frigate and minesweeper.

The new frigate, Dena 75, is the fourth vessel of the Mowj-class, which is based on the Alvand class.

The Mehrab SAM is an improved version of the Sayyad-2, and it seems that the Sayyad-2 is a canister-launched, reverse engineered version of the RIM-66 Standard Missile (SM-1).

The anti-ship missiles on board this new frigate is a reverse engineered version of the Chinese C-802 anti-ship missile, which is in turn based on a modified illegal copy of the MM38 Exocet.

Also the Fajr-27 main gun is an illegal copy of a foreign design; the famous Oto Melara 76 mm.


 
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Sandhi Yudha

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I think this is the first time that the frigate Sahand and former oil-tanker-turned mulitpurpose mothership Makran pass the channel between Dover and Calais.
 

FormerDirtDart

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I think this is the first time that the frigate Sahand and former oil-tanker-turned mulitpurpose mothership Makran pass the channel between Dover and Calais.
OK, I'm not a mariner, but to me this seems like a highly unusual route to Venezuela
(yes, that was sarcasm)
It will be interesting to see where they head next. I'd but down a few dollars betting they'll head to the Pacific via Russian waters. Eventually finding their way how. A rather epic voyage for the Iranian Navy.
 

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OK, I'm not a mariner, but to me this seems like a highly unusual route to Venezuela
(yes, that was sarcasm)
It will be interesting to see where they head next. I'd but down a few dollars betting they'll head to the Pacific via Russian waters. Eventually finding their way how. A rather epic voyage for the Iranian Navy.
They would have had an interesting time transiting around the Cape of Good Hope this time of the year. Nice big seas and ice cold winds.
 
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