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LSURussian
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Iran's home built new submarine


I kid you not!



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CajunAngele
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Most people don't even know Iran had a Navy.

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So, why exactly would any military want to design its ship in a color that can be easily spotted ? The Daily Mail speculates that the ship's designers mistakenly chose the color, believing it would help the craft blend in with the ocean's waters.








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evil cockroach
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I'm guessing they put all their money into their nuke program





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vuvuzela
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oh, that's niiiice





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CajunAngele
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Y.A. Tittle
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Looks almost impressive as that thing a New Orelnian built during the Civil War to ostensibly attack Union gunboats that used to be on display in Jackson Square.





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KeyserSoze999
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this is what happens when women aren't around to help with color coordination





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WorshipTheBengal
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That thing might last long enough to make the crew realize they should have picked another job against one of our subs, what a joke.





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OleWar
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I'm pretty sure its a Ghadir submarine, which is based on the Yono class North Korean sub, the one that sunk the South Korean destroyer. Not something I would laugh at.

Anyway the Iranians are not the only militaries that paint their equipment stupid colors for military parades, or for the gratification of their command. The Russians love to paint their equipment in reflective blacks and greens for parades, and the US has even done this.







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LSURussian
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Not something I would laugh at.

Nope. I laugh at it every time I see the photo....







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Gray Tiger
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Mickey wants his boat back.





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NimbleCat
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That thing looks like a big propane tank with a conning tower welded on top.

I think I saw that same sub on Junk Yard Wars.







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llfshoals
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That thing might last long enough to make the crew realize they should have picked another job against one of our subs, what a joke.


And how pray tell is our sub going to hit it, if their captain is smart enough, or crazy enough to be bow-on?

It's not much more than trying to hit a torpedo, with another torpedo.






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PsychTiger
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Apparently Iran's plan is to make our Navy laugh themselves to death.





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CarrolltonTiger
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Apparently Iran's plan is to make our Navy laugh themselves to death.



Or sink super tankers.






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CarrolltonTiger
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The opinion of the US Naval Institute:

The lethal threat loaded in this small package is illustrated by the March 2010 attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan. The North Korean torpedo attack on the Cheonan broke the ship in half and killed 46 ROK sailors. Forensic evidence, provided by an international team of weapons experts, subsequently revealed that it was a North Korean manufactured CHT-02D acoustic-wake homing torpedo that was used to sink the South Korean ship. The connection to the threat from Iran’s Yono submarines is that many analysts suspect that it was a North Korean Yono mini-sub that launched the attack on the Cheonan. Each North Korean Yono mini-sub is believed to be armed with two such CHT-02D (21-inch) heavy weight torpedoes. It is likely the Iranian Yono units are likely to be armed with the same type of torpedoes.

The IRIN also has three relatively modern, Russian-built, Kilo-class submarines that were purchased in the 1990s. However, the recent emphasis on mini-subs may indicate either a shift in tactics and/or dissatisfaction with the Kilos. The cost, or size and complexity of the Kilos may have caused the IRIN and Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy force to seek a more reliable and tactically compatible alternative. The Yono mini-sub is by all observations better matched to the challenging conditions for submarine operations in the gulf than the much larger Kilos. Just as the North Koreans have found the utility of mini-subs in the shallow waters of the Yellow Sea, the Iranians seem to be following suit in the Persian Gulf.

Iran seems to be putting their money where its mouth is when it comes to procurement. By all appearances its investments are matching its naval strategy of waging a guerrilla war at sea. For instance, the procurement of the Yono class boats is paralleled by reported investments in anti-ship cruise missiles, sea mines and the modification of hundreds of fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft armed with a wide variety of antiship weapons. The ambush tactics for which the mini-sub is designed seem to fit the pattern of recent Iranian weapons procurement and their expressed interest in building a robust anti-access/area denial capability. The relatively short range and endurance of the Yono-class boats makes these units compatible with the Iranian Navy’s coastal defense mission and their presence puts teeth into Iran’s claims to being able to close the vital Strait of Hormuz. It is also noteworthy that as a less than capital asset, these platforms are potentially more expendable than a high value asset like a Kilo submarine. The proliferation of these units, like that of their mini-warship FAC/FIAC cousins, suggests that the Iranian Navy may be willing to lose a few of these units in defense of the nation.
The proliferation of these units presents a number of tactical challenges to the US Navy. As with FAC/FIAC, there is a definite tactical quality to quantity. The sheer number of small but lethal threats that have to be considered when operating in the Persian Gulf, when added up, creates an overall high threat environment. Just like FAC/FIAC, only one Yono needs to slip through a friendly force defensive perimeter and get within torpedo range to possibly achieve success. The threat to friendly vessels is further exacerbated when operating within the confines of the Persian Gulf where, in most areas, the threat axis represents a 360 spin of the compass. Further complicating the problem for blue forces is the inherent difficulty in detecting these small targets amidst the flotsam and jetsam of the cluttered Persian Gulf waters. One conclusion is certain--the development of squadrons of mini-subs and FAC/FIAC are a warning sign that asymmetric threats are on the upswing in the Persian Gulf.






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NimbleCat
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And how pray tell is our sub going to hit it, if their captain is smart enough, or crazy enough to be bow-on?

Active Sonar on a torpedo dropped from a helicopter will make short work of that "Sub"...
No countermeasures, no speed, no depth, no range. I doubt it is even quiet.

That sub is designed to sink commercial freight, not fight a military engagement.






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mule74
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Typical Persians. Always like gaudy colors.





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