7 articles tagged "Iranian naval exercise"
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Iranian Ghadir-class mini-submarine
An Iranian stealth submarine sinks before targeting a mock US carrier in an a naval exercise
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2014

A new Iranian Ghadir-class stealth mini-submarine, home-built with Chinese technology, recently sank near the Strait of Hormuz while preparing for a Revolutionary Guards naval exercise to practice sinking or disabling a mock-up US aircraft carrier, debkafile reports exclusively. To keep the accident secret, Tehran curtailed the search for the estimated 10 crewmen. In Tehran, Navy Commander Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi said: “Destroying the US navy remains one of the top operational goals of the Tehran forces. If war with the US breaks out, the carriers’ size “will make them easy to target."

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USS Stennis near Strait of Hormuz
Iran provokes showdown, warns US carrier not to return to Persian Gulf
DEBKAfile Special Report January 3, 2012

In another heated escalation over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iran Tuesday, Jan. 3, threatened to take action if the US aircraft carrier USS Stennis, which "moved to the Sea of Oman because of our drill returns to the Persian Gulf." Army chief Lt. Gen. Ataolla Salehi said:" Iran will not repeat this warning." It is hard to see Washington caving in over Tehran's ultimate challenge to the freedom of this vital international waterway and accepting Iran's assumed right to control passage.

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USS Stennis cruises Persian Gulf waters
Iranian missile spin closes Hormuz for five hours
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2011

By a media trick, Tehran proved its claim that closing the Strait of Hormuz is as "easy as drinking water," debkafile reports.  First thing Saturday morning, Saturday, Dec. 31, Iran's state agencies "reported" long-range and other missiles had been test-fired as part of its ongoing naval drill around the Strait of Hormuz. At 0900, Tehran announced the test was delayed. But meanwhile, for five hours Saturday, not a single warship, merchant vessel or oil tanker ventured into the strategic strait, although not a shot was fired.

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Iran's Velayati 90 navy drill
Iran toughens cyber challenge to US, claims superior drones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2011

Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi Monday, Dec. 26, replied to Sunday's debkafile report which revealed Tehran's plan to use its big 10-day naval drill east of the Strait of Hormuz to test its vaunted cyber intelligence prowess against US warships. He said Iran has great capabilities in "all fields of national defense, including the use of intelligence drones." The Islamic Republic, he said, could employ aerial drones to counter any potential US-led covert war. But he did not refer to a full-scale war offensive.

 

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Iranian warships September exercise near Hormuz
Iran to practice Strait of Hormuz closure while unlocking US drone secrets
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2011

Bigheaded from capturing the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth  drone, Tehran Monday, Dec. 12 announced plans soon for a navy drill to practice closure of the Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil transit channel in the world. Iranian lawmaker Parviz Sorouri said, "Iran will make the world unsafe if the world attacks Iran." The drill will challenge US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent warning that Iranian disruptions of Persian Gulf free traffic would be a red line for the US.

 

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Giant shore-to-sea Saegheh in exercise
Iran practices tactics for driving US fleet from Gulf oil routes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2010

For the eight-day war game, dubbed "The Last Prophet" or "Judgment Day," Iran mobilized the best part of its naval, air, commando and elite forces for a drill whose codenames signal its goal, to displace the US military and naval presence from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden, including the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. The exercise was used as cover to "check passing ships" in these waters.

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Bladerunner 51 reborn as Iranian terror craft
Iran's radar-evading unmanned speedboat debuts in Hormuz exercise
DEBKAfile Special Report April 22, 2010

Modeled on the Bladerunner 51 sporting speedboat, Ya Mahdi was displayed in the large-scale military exercise launched by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Straits of Hormuz Thursday, April 22.
Iran claims it can blow a 7-meter hole in any enemy warship with its extra-fast Russian-made torpedoes and is now in mass production.

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