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Iran mini-subs difficult for US Navy to detect: Ex-US Navy Cmdr.

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    KABAVAKO JF-Expert Member

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    Ghadir mini-submarines are built by Iran specifically for cruising the Persian Gulf. (File photo)

    A former US naval commander says the Iranian military has a growing fleet of mini-submarines that is particularly difficult for the US Navy to detect and track.

    The Iranian mini-submarines are “a huge problem for us,” MinnPost news website quoted retired Navy Commander Christopher Harmer, who was the director of future operations for the US Navy Fifth Fleet, stationed in Bahrain, from 2008 to 2009, as saying.
    “They are a threat to us because they can disperse them throughout the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, and it’s extremely difficult for us to track them,” he added.

    Commander Harmer said that the US Navy is more accustomed to tracking large, Soviet-era nuclear-class submarines - something Iran knows well.

    “Looking for small subs in shallow water is much more difficult, because the acoustics are so much more difficult - smaller makes less noise,” he stated.

    Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on June 15 that the naval forces of the Islamic Republic will firmly counter any threat and deal with insecurity single-handedly.

    Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

    The country has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.
    source: PressTV - Iran mini-subs difficult for US Navy to detect: Ex-US Navy Cmdr.

    BINARY NO JF-Expert Member

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    This is 120 tons...has ability to swim in shallow water especially water of Persian golf....Can fire torpedo (underwater missiles) and also can lie mines hence posing great danger to the US air cratf -carriers and other warship since it can sink them easily...Tukumbuke North Korea when sank South Korea warship dizaini ya nyambizi ni hii hii ndogo tu..So ukubwa wa Nyambizi sio factor sana linapokuja swala la destruction...Na sasa IRAN inaoparate hizi nyambizi ndogo 19 na kila mwaka inauwezo wa kutengeneza 4 so iawaweka ktk position nzuri..pia anazo nyingine Russian made kilo class zenye ukubwa wa TON 3000 na anatengeneza nyingine kubwa ya 1000Ton...Nuclear submarine ndo inafatia kulingana nasource so ataweza kwena mbali sana without refuelling
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    Bravo Iran...