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Posted by Fred 2019-08-06 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Iran
#1 The Caspian Sea has a lot of mineral and oil production possibilities. Russia and Azerbaijan also border the Caspian. So, there is some reason for Iran to have a Naval presence there.
Also, Russia's ships in the Caspian have been used to launch missiles at targets in Syria so Iran may want to do the same.
Of course, it helps if the ships you use don't sink.
Posted by lord garth 2019-08-06 02:00||
#2 Damavand destroyer = 1500 tons, the size of a WW2 American destroyer escort.
Posted by Flereger Phomosing2909 2019-08-06 02:38||
#3 If it is the same ship that ran aground and sank in Jan 2018, then it can't be healthy working and living surrounded by rust. Wonder how the equipment works after rusting for a year.
Posted by Flereger Phomosing2909 2019-08-06 02:55||
#4 Next up, Caspian missile submarine.
Posted by Captain Grumble3862 2019-08-06 19:25||