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2006-03-09 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran Launches Baby Sub
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Posted by Steve 2006-03-09 08:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6678 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 And right now the USN is listening to the sound of the Nahang's captain chewing his cornflakes.
Posted by Matt 2006-03-09 08:39||   2006-03-09 08:39|| Front Page Top

#2 oh this is about as scary as the over hyped kilo class subs, wonder how many hours it'll take for us to find and track it from when it was launched - i'd take a guess at half an hour or so. lol 1.2 million hours of work put into it eh - only take about 10 mins to sink too!
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-09 08:44||   2006-03-09 08:44|| Front Page Top

#3 just looking at it i wonder if its some kinda lame 'suicide sub' , reminds me of bath time toys when i was a kid with the little crappy plastic submarine :)
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-09 08:47||   2006-03-09 08:47|| Front Page Top

#4 I presume our satellites are monitoring the baking powder factories...
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-03-09 08:51||   2006-03-09 08:51|| Front Page Top

#5 But will Kouchaki be demoted for failing to mention Allan's input into the project?
Posted by Howard UK 2006-03-09 08:56||   2006-03-09 08:56|| Front Page Top

#6 I'm sure the same level high tech - stealth designs used were similar to their buildings designed by their structural engineers....chosen by their faith and loyalty rather than competence....
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-09 08:56||   2006-03-09 08:56|| Front Page Top

#7 Not to be a killjoy, but one of these loaded with a crude, first-generation Iranian nuke, snuck into the harbor in Dubai, could truly ruin someone's day.
Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2006-03-09 09:29||   2006-03-09 09:29|| Front Page Top

#8 Plans for Iranian submarine revealed:

Posted by doc 2006-03-09 10:02||   2006-03-09 10:02|| Front Page Top

#9 The've been running things of this sort for years.

Only news is they copied the designs well enough to do one on their own.

They have yet to show they can maintain these things in seaworthy condition for any amount of time.

Typicallyt hey cannot - they can "surge" to get it ready with extra effort, but thats a telltale that they're up to something, since they cannot maintain it in that state for long.

Logistics: its what sets apart the pros from the wannabees.
Posted by OldSpook 2006-03-09 10:06||   2006-03-09 10:06|| Front Page Top

#10 Baby sub, you say? Well, I predict crib death.
Posted by Zenster 2006-03-09 11:04||   2006-03-09 11:04|| Front Page Top

#11 Can run drugs, too.
Posted by anonymous2u 2006-03-09 11:05||   2006-03-09 11:05|| Front Page Top

#12 I bet it's got the smallest prayer room in the Caliphate.
Posted by Screaming Nun 2006-03-09 11:13||   2006-03-09 11:13|| Front Page Top

#13 Does the Iranian Navy ever go to sea, let alone their submarine fleet?

I don't know, but I do know that without constant seagoing, a Navy is worthless.

Posted by Penguin 2006-03-09 11:18||   2006-03-09 11:18|| Front Page Top

#14 The last time the Iranian Navy took us on, they didn't do so hot:

Iran: 2 platforms destroyed, 2 ships sunk, one more crippled, 6 speedboats sunk, hundreds dead.

US: 2 people lost in a helicopter accident (bodies recovered), plus numerous complaints of tintinnitis from all the Iranian things blowing up.
Posted by Carl in N.H.">Carl in N.H.  2006-03-09 11:50||   2006-03-09 11:50|| Front Page Top

#15 prepare to be pinged 'round the clock
Posted by macofromoc 2006-03-09 11:58||   2006-03-09 11:58|| Front Page Top

#16 rofl, 24 hour pinging would really screw the crews heads up,be like someone ringing your doorbell every 10 seconds! Perhaps we could make a musical 'pinging tune' ,hmm i'm thinking a barny the dinosoar ping tune and perhaps some evil western pop music. suppose they have to stop to pray every hour or so anyway which isnt to good for combat - i remeber reading about Saudi AWACS crews that used to stop everything they were meant to be doing like reading sht from the radar and the pilots would switch to auto pilot and fckin prey for 10 mins! hahaha
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-09 12:07||   2006-03-09 12:07|| Front Page Top

iranian subs,
wots that banging sound 5 times a day?

/forehead deadgiveaway
Posted by RD 2006-03-09 13:00||   2006-03-09 13:00|| Front Page Top

#18 Thanks for the great link, Carl! I can't believe I forgot so much about that episode... I wasn't as news-aware then though.

And a big thanks to Mr. Gore for the Internet!
Posted by Dar">Dar  2006-03-09 13:49||   2006-03-09 13:49|| Front Page Top

#19 i'm thinking a barny the dinosoar ping tune

Evil! I like it.
Posted by Slavique Shinenter9520 2006-03-09 13:51||   2006-03-09 13:51|| Front Page Top

#20 Muzzie "Boomers" so wats nu?
Posted by Visitor 2006-03-09 15:17||   2006-03-09 15:17|| Front Page Top

#21  This submarine was designed and manufactured with Iranian knowledge... Yeah, right.
Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-09 15:31||   2006-03-09 15:31|| Front Page Top

#22 This submarine was designed and manufactured with Iranian knowledge

And thus will sink like a lead balloon
Posted by mmurray821 2006-03-09 16:03||   2006-03-09 16:03|| Front Page Top

#23 Awww, how cute!

Allow me to introduce you to this Los Angeles-class hunter-killer...
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-03-09 16:52||   2006-03-09 16:52|| Front Page Top

#24 Isn't that the same sub that used to be at Disneyland?
Posted by tu3031 2006-03-09 16:55||   2006-03-09 16:55|| Front Page Top

#25 The Japanese lost a couple of this design outside Pearl about 65 years ago. Never had a chance.
Posted by 6 2006-03-09 17:40||   2006-03-09 17:40|| Front Page Top

#26 Its design and construction involved 220 experts, and 1.2 million hours of scientific and industrial work.

Maybe. Likely it's an adaptation of an existing design. There were reports the new sub resembles the Nork SANGO-class sub here. It also has some of the physical features of the KILO class. Odds are some of those experts are expatriates.
Posted by Pappy 2006-03-09 19:07||   2006-03-09 19:07|| Front Page Top

#27 Re #23: Heh, mojo, my thoughts exactly. This little toy is going out on a mission some day soon, never to be heard from again. This little toy and the mobile Shahab 3 missiles and President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will all be history within a half hour span.
Posted by Darrell 2006-03-09 20:46||   2006-03-09 20:46|| Front Page Top

#28 If Iranian sailors could float around for 10 days before the Navy stumbled upon them, who's to say they haven't managed to export these baby subs under our noses to where they could be used against us, in say Lake Michigan? Saddam had a little sub to putter down river, that even had an escape hatch and could launch from a yacht. Never trust them and expect the worst case scenario.
Posted by Danielle 2006-03-09 21:25||   2006-03-09 21:25|| Front Page Top

#29 Ping them with this pattern:

Hava nagila, hava nagila Hava nagila venis'mecha Repeat Hava neranena, hava neranena Hava neranena venis'mecha ...
Posted by OldSPook 2006-03-09 21:50||   2006-03-09 21:50|| Front Page Top

#30 Oh, dear. I almost fell off my chair, Old Spook. Not at all what I was expecting.

Have I mentioned how comforting I find it that you poke your head periodically? :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-09 22:19||   2006-03-09 22:19|| Front Page Top

#31 OS---That made my day! ROFLMAO!
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