Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Iranian Naval buildup, showing Zendran influence

While this news of Iran upgrading the weapons on it's ships is old hat
the other news stories are not. Notice the announcement of the Atlantic
deployment comes after the first successful Mediterranean deployments
which included submarines. And notice the article about building
Aircraft Carriers. While such ships are at least a decade away Iran is
capable of building other ships for it's fleet, including Amphibious
Assault Carriers like the kind Indonesia and India operates, and Iran
may be studying India's new Carrier being built in Kochi. Also notice
this comes three years after I posted this
http://peterkhanzendran.blogspot.com/2008/12/iranian-naval-design-recommendations.html
That the Iranian Navy could have ignored this is next to impossible.
Consider also how rouhani, iranpoliticsclub, bahman nassiri, and other
prominent Iranians are ow starting to mimic me on Iranian security
issues.
Peter Khan Zendran


News - English
News numbre: 9007040361
2011-09-28 - 11:41


Iran Equips Army, IRGC Naval Forces with New Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry supplied large numbers of a
newly produced powerful ant-ship cruise missile to the country's Navy
and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to boost Iran's naval
defense power.

During a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General
Ahmad Vahidi, the Defense Ministry delivered the Qader (Mighty)
anti-ship cruise missiles to the Army's Navy and IRGC's naval force.

Addressing the ceremony, also attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear
Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and Commander of the IRGC Naval Force
Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, Vahidi said that Iran has managed to
mass-produce the missile in the shortest time possible.

He stressed that production of the missiles showed that the Iranian
Defense Industries are able to satiate the Iranian Armed Forces' missile
needs.

As regards the features and specifications of the new missile, Vahidi
said Qader is an anti-ship cruise missile with a range of 200km and
enjoys a short launch time and is able to hit all naval vessels,
including frigates and warships, as well as onshore enemy targets.

Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi
imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992,
Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles
and fighter planes.

Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country's military
and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived
as a threat to any other country.


News - English
News numbre: 9007040331
2011-09-28 - 10:33


Iran Planning Naval Buildup Near US Coastal Waters

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
announced that the country plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean
to start a naval buildup "near maritime borders of the United States".

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we
will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine
borders," Sayyari said.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the
1980-1988 war with Iraq, Sayyari gave no details of when such a
deployment could happen or the number or type of vessels to be used.

On July 19 Sayyari also said that Iran was going to send "a flotilla
into the Atlantic".

The remarks come as another high-ranking Iranian military official
rejected a recent US request to establish a "red phone" link between the
countries in the Persian Gulf.

"We would establish direct contact with the United States if we would
ever go to the Gulf of Mexico," Commander of the Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Ali Fadavi said.

He rejected the US demand, and explained, "In the view of the Islamic
Republic of Iran, the presence of the US in the Persian Gulf is
illegitimate and makes no sense."

The Iranian navy has been developing its presence in international
waters since last year, regularly launching vessels in the Indian Ocean
and the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships from Somali pirates
operating in the area.

Iran also sent two ships into the Mediterranean for the first time in
February, via the Suez Canal, to the annoyance of Israel and the United
States.

And in July, Sayyari announced that an Iranian submarine had completed
an inaugural mission in the Southern Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.


News - English
News numbre: 9007040435
2011-09-28 - 18:29


Commander: Iran Plans to Build Aircraft Carriers

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy plans to start designing and building
heavy vessels such as aircraft carriers, a senior Iranian Navy commander
announced on Wednesday.

"The Iranian Army's Navy has done a good job in designing and building
various types of vessels, and now after acquiring the know-how and
experience the Navy is after designing and building chopper and aircraft
carriers," Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Research and
Self-sufficiency Jihad Capitan Mansour Maqsoudlou said.

Speaking to the Islamic republic news agency, Maqsoudlou said that the
Navy has also accomplished designing of new vessels.

"Manufacturing chopper or aircraft carriers may consume time, but
inability has no place amongst us since we believe that WE CAN," the
commander said.

He pointed to the Iranian Navy's major development plan, dubbed as
Velayat (religious leadership), and said manufacturing vessels and
submarines of different class and type is on the agenda of the Navy
based on the plan.

The Captain further named Jamaran 2 Destroyer as the most noteworthy
vessel under production at present, and said it is among the several
vessels in the final stages of production.

Iran's first home-made destroyer, Jamaran 1, was launched in late
February 2010. The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of around
14,000 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare
capabilities and is armed with a variety of anti-ship,
surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.

The remarks by Maqsoudlou came as Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral
Habibollah Sayyari announced yesterday that the country plans to build
up a naval presence "near the maritime borders of the United States".

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we
will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine
borders," Sayyari said.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the
1980-1988 war with Iraq, Sayyari gave no details of when such a
deployment could happen or the number or type of vessels to be used.

Sayyari had first declared on July 19 that Iran planned to send "a
flotilla into the Atlantic".

Iran's naval power has even been acknowledged by foes. In a Sep. 11,
2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy said that
in the two decades since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the Islamic
Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique
asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.

According to the report, Iran's Navy has been transformed into a highly
motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in
control of the world's oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.






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