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    Iran Navy (IRIN): News

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    Post  nomadski Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:11 am

    @ ISOS

    ".... Maybe they will order some such ships from Russia. They can then just put mobile launchers on them like on this one......"

    Good idea, to buy good second hand freight ships, not order new ones. And convert them.  At fraction of cost of building specialist vessel or buy it. This way a fleet of tens or a hundred can be built up real quick.


    "..... Not as effective as a real warship but it can carry quite a powerful stock of weapon to deal with lonely ships........"


    Not if you have numerical superiority. And this can be achieved by converting existing ships. And how many ships do you know that can launch mini- Subs? Maybe 4 to 6 of them? Extend range of mini-subs, to cover choke points like Bab-el- Mandab or coast of South Africa to Antarctic? The subs can sit and listen for weeks , and get picked up later.

    Iran needs to develop tech in all areas. Ability to build all equipment. Once technical knowhow achieved, then with Russia and China, all contracts can go to tender. The one with lower cost and good quality, gets picked. In open fair market. So it could be that a product gets built in three different places. A little like Euro fighter project.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:51 am

    Iran Seeks to Project Power Through Enhanced Navy
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    Post  George1 Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:40 pm

    Iran’s deploys 71st naval fleet to international waters
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    BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The 71st flotilla of the Iranian Navy set off for high seas to safeguard maritime routes used by Iranian vessels in international waters, specially in the Gulf of Aden.

    The new fleet which left Iran’s southern waters on Saturday consists of the home-made Alborz destroyer and helicopter-carrier warship named Khark.

    Meanwhile, the 70th fleet of warships of the Iranian Navy returned to Bandar Abbas in southern Iran after completing its mission in free waters.

    Iranian Navy’s 70th flotilla of warships, comprising of Sablan destroyer and Lavan logistic-combat warship, was welcomed by Commander of the Navy’s first zone Admiral Jafar Tazakkor in a ceremony in Bandar Abbas.

    The 70th flotilla of the Navy returned to the country after days of sailing and fulfilling missions and establishment of security for the Iranian cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait.

    Addressing the ceremony, Admiral Tazakkor said that monitoring and identification of foreign vessels in the international waters along with safeguarding Iran’s interests are among the important responsibilities of the Iranian fleets of warships.

    “We will not compromise our interests and are not joking with any foreign country and force in the region and outside the region. The security of our interests is our redline,” he underlined.

    In recent years, Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in high seas to secure naval routes and protect merchant vessels and oil tankers against pirates.

    In line with international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian Navy has also been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, specially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.

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    Post  George1 Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:52 pm

    The process of converting a tanker into the advanced Makran floating base of the Iranian Navy at the Iran Shipbuilding & Offshore Industries Complex in Bandar Abbas

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:04 am

    Would be interesting... the main rotor on a helicopter is generally its centre of gravity and the source of the force that lifts the whole vehicle, so in theory you could put a lifting ring on the top of the central point of the main rotor which you could use a cable and hook and crane to lift the helicopter using a crane.

    Failing that you could put lifting points on the fuselage so the cables can reach down between the rotor blades (when the helicopter is being lifted the rotor blades wont be spinning).

    That would mean you could fit a large crane on this ship and lift helicopters off the deck and put in on the rear part of the ship... perhaps with main rotors folded for compact storage of lots of helicopters and drones, or to access a workshop for repairs or maintenance, or to just operate with a lot more helicopters without needing aircraft lifts.

    You could also use the crane to lift material off ships coming along side including munitions or food or parts or anything at all.

    It might even be possible to carry something like TOR that could be lifted out on to the deck for self defence... or on the rear of the ship where they could operate too.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:07 pm

    Interesting details: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/03/the-100000-ton-us-navy-ship-that-iran-is-copying/
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    Post  Isos Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:18 pm

    IRGC navy missiles in an underground base. At least 200 of them but they are Nasr-1 with only 35 km range.

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:28 pm

    The Iranian Navy strategy write large, offense in numbers. A bit of fake stone on top and these could be camouflaged as tipper trucks.


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    Post  crod Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:19 am

    Isos wrote:IRGC navy missiles in an underground base. At least 200 of them but they are Nasr-1 with only 35 km range.


    very impressive. no doubt they have similar bunkers with longer range stored elsewhere. impressive.

    love the fire extinguisher on the wall, would surely help if those lads were popping off Smile
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    Post  Isos Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:10 am

    They aren't stupid to stock all the missiles at the same place. So if they stock this many at one place then their total number is huge. They probably have hundreds of storages like this.
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    Post  nomadski Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:52 am


    The main threat is USA, not regional states. And a conventional symmetric war, will be won by them, as they have the much bigger economy. Only a non-conventional arsenal will safeguard Iran. Needing only a limited number of launch platforms, ship and Subs or blue water navy. Here are a couple of Oceon going new ships.


    https://en.mehrnews.com/news/174769/Dena-destroyer-Shahin-minehunter-join-Iran-s-Navy
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    Post  George1 Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:18 pm

    The Iranian Navy officially includes the light frigate Dena and the minesweeper Shahin

    At the main Iranian naval base in the port of Bandar Abbas, which is located in the Strait of Hormuz, a solemn ceremony was held to include the light frigate Dena (hull number 75) and the minesweeper Shahin (hull number M111) into the Iranian Army. Light frigate Dena with a displacement of 1,500 tons is the fourth ship of the Mowj project built in Iran, after Jamaran, Damavand and Sahand. Since the construction of ships of this project has been pretty delayed since the 2000s. (according to rumors, due to the problems that have arisen with the need for import substitution of certain components due to sanctions, etc.), the ships of this project are built with some noticeable differences from each other, while the main armament as a whole remains the same. Dena, like its predecessors, carries four launchers of anti-ship missiles Noor or Ghader,


    Traditionally, the name of the new lightweight frigate comes from the name of the mountains, the ship is named after the Dena mountain range, located in the Zagros mountain system.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:54 pm

    Couldn't find the earlier posts on this expedition but after traveling round the Cape of Good Hope and causing a ruckus with the US about possibly going to Venezuela, they now look like they have passed the 'quick' trip home and are heading towards the Chanel. Expect all kinds of ruckus for public consumption as the Royal Navy, or at least what's left of it in home waters, is scrambled to defend the UK Laughing

    Guesses please on their destination.

    Mine is St Petersburg.

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    TankerTrackers spotted Iranian light frigate Sahand and floating base Makran north of the Iberian Peninsula in satellite imagery on July 16, while refueling the frigate.


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    Post  JohninMK Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:26 pm

    Now cruising up the Channel. In plenty of time for Navy Day in St Petersburg Smile

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:34 am

    Yes... Navy Day in St Petersburg respekt lol!
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    Post  GarryB Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:59 am

    Are there any British Navy ships available to provide escort?
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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:35 pm

    GarryB wrote:Are there any British Navy ships available to provide escort?

    Laughing Laughing Laughing Clearly not. As that was much too embarrassing for the Royal Navy there was nothing in our papers or TV about ships from evil Iran only 12 miles off Dover either.

    Meanwhile they have now passed into the Baltic. Denmark still has ships left locally to protect the country Smile

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    These Iranian warships are currently underway in Danish waters ENR St. Petersburg: MAKRAN (former tanker) and the frigate SAHAND. These were followed by the Royal Danish Navy and Homeguard.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:55 am

    They are picking fights in the Black Sea to assert their ignorance of historical events, but don't have enough ships to defend their own waters...

    Not really a global naval power any more are they?

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