Iran's gift to the US Navy
Seems the Mullahs have something for you
Iran Says It Test-Fired Underwater Missile
By NAZILA FATHI
Published: April 3, 2006
TEHRAN, April 2 — Iran said Sunday that it had test-fired what it described as a sonar-evading underwater missile just two days after it announced that it had fired a new missile that could carry multiple warheads and evade radar systems.
The new missile is among the world's fastest and can outpace an enemy warship, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards told state television.
General Fadavi said only one other country, Russia, had a missile that moved underwater as fast as the Iranian one, which he said had a speed of about 225 miles per hour. State television showed what it described as the missile being fired.
"The missile carries a very powerful warhead that enables it to operate against groups of warships and big submarines," he said.
He contended that the boats that would launch the missile were able to evade detection systems but that "even if an enemy's warship sonar can detect the missile, no warship can escape from this missile because of its high speed."
General Fadavi said the missile launched Sunday took six years to develop.
The test, as well as the one described Friday, was part of a week of naval maneuvers. State television showed the missile as it was fired. The news agency IRNA said the maneuvers were to display "the country's defensive capabilities."
Some idiot asked if there was evidence of a nuclear warhead, and I just laughed.
This is a carrier sinker. That's why it was built. To challenge the US in the Gulf. I think the CIA's new goal in life is to get their hands on this ASAP.
That speed allows for long range firing as well. General Van Riper's scenario has new, frightening life to it.
Van Riper predicted an enemy would use small boats to attack a US carrier and defending ships and probably sink one. With a missle moving that fast underwater, you've got a real problem.
Just another reason not to consider attacking Iran.
posted by Steve @ 2:38:00 AM