Thursday, April 22, 2010

Iran tests speed boats in "major" Gulf war games

Iran tests out it's new Speed boat Navy !

No PFD's Required , And Suicide Belts are optional , In case you survived the first few bursts from the Millennium Gun...

From gizmag
The Millennium Gun is a multi-mission, close-in weapon system capable of engaging multiple fast-attack surface craft and near-shore land targets in littoral and riverine waters, as well as defending against anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Creating a "wall of lead," the Millennium Gun fires 35-mm ammunition, including the AHEAD round, at 1,000 rounds per minute. Each AHEAD dispenses 152 subprojectiles that form a cone-shaped pattern to destroy a target's control surfaces, seeker and other vital components as it moves through this lethal cloud.

...You may want one to finish yourself off with before the U.S Navy gets their hands on you !

(Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards successfully deployed a new speed boat capable of destroying enemy ships in war games that began on Thursday in a waterway crucial for global oil supplies, Iranian media reported.

The Islamic Republic, which is locked in a dispute with the West over its nuclear activities, often announces advances in its military capabilities in an apparent bid to show its readiness for any attack by Israel or the United States.

The Pentagon said on Wednesday U.S. military action against Iran remained an option even as Washington pursues diplomacy and sanctions to halt the country's atomic activities. U.S. under secretary of state for arms control Ellen Tauscher also said the military option, though a last resort, was still on the table.

Iranian media said naval, air and ground units of the elite Guards force would take part in the three-day exercise in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. About 40 percent of the world's traded oil leaves the Gulf region through the strategic narrows.

Western military analysts say Iran may resort to "asymmetric warfare" if it comes under attack, for example by deploying swarms of speed boats to disrupt enemy operations in the Gulf.

State broadcaster IRIB said the Guard put into operation for the first time its "smart and unique" Ya Mahdi vessel.

"The radar-evading, high-speed Ya Mahdi vessel is able to track and target the enemy's surface vessels in a smart way and destroy them," it said, adding it was now being mass produced.

A spokesman for the maneuvers, Ali-Reza Tangsiri, said Ya Mahdi was a remote-controlled vessel whose missiles could blow 7-meter holes in any enemy ship.

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