Skip to comments.Iran Says New Missiles Will Be Designed Specifically To Kill US Ships
Posted on 08/23/2016 8:07:20 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
The Islamic Republic of Iran plans to build new high-speed cruise missiles that could pose a significant threat to U.S. ships operating in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian defense minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan announced Sunday that his country made significant advances in surface-to-surface missile technology, and is now close to creating its own supersonic cruise missiles. His statements came during a ceremony unveiling Irans first home-grown turbojet engine.
We have greatly increased the range of our marine cruise missiles and currently possess missiles with a range of 200 kilometers which are anti-ship and anti-surface, said Dehqan. We have succeeded in changing the strategic systems of cruise missiles and increasing the power of their engines and ranges.
Dehqan claimed that Irans missile range capabilities have been expanded by two to three times across its arsenal. The upgrades now give Irans current stock of cruise missiles the ability to hit targets 62 miles off its coast, easily putting U.S. ships traveling through the Persian Gulfs Strait of Hormuz at risk.
Iran often harrasses U.S. ships operating near the strait. Iranian Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi claimed in January that his forces had missiles locked on to U.S. ships when it captured 10 U.S. sailors who accidentally drifted into Iranian waters.
While the Iranian claims are fantastical, the countrys missile arsenal is large, diverse and poses a very real threat to U.S. ships. Unlike ballistic missiles, cruise missiles are guided by remote control or pre-planned flight routes and travel horizontally, rather than in an arc. Their ability to fly low and horizontally makes them much more difficult to defend against. Some modern cruise missiles are able to carry nuclear warheads, but Iran has yet to master the miniaturization process required to mount them.
Designing/manufacturing their new missiles will be a lot easier with that extra $1.3 billion. As usual, Obama and his fellow 'Rats fund America's destruction.
Destroying all of it will be a lot easier with Trump as president.
can’t wait till Iran’s leaders get ####ed and see their military shattered in a week if they tangle.
Well, it’s a good thing you have some extra cash to purchase the missiles.
Take out one US Navy ship during the coming Trump Presidency, and Iran shall see Hell rained down upon them. When the dust settles, the Stone Age will be an advance in civilization for the few survivors.
Of course, should a similar assertive action by Iran happen in the event that Herself continues with the Current Regime, it will be seen as a “mutual reduction in war-making capability”, as both the arsenal of weapons in the Islamic Republic of Iran will be reduced by one, and the fleet of ships maintained in the inventory of control by the rulers of the territory once known as “the United States of America will also be reduced by one.
Move: Iran develops super-sonic cruise missiles.
Counter-Move: U.S. develops lasers capable of shooting down ICBMs (much harder to shoot down than cruise missiles).
If Trump is elected and Iran attacks any US ship, Trump should turn Iran into a sheet of glass....
obama just gave them $1.7 billion ( or gave it to somebody _. 400 million was clearly ransom. $1.3 billion was handed over but they don’t have a clue who they gave it to.It was supposed to be a return of seized deposits from 1979!!
Now get this. In 1979, in an act of war, the iranians attacked our sovereign embassy in Tehran. The held 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The US seized the Iranian deposit in our banks . Query — why would we give that back? Why was that not paid the the Americans for damages? What about our embassy that was burned. Paid back “With interest” my butt. We are being lead by subversives.
The first one fired on a US ship and Iran will be a dust pile.
Y'got about 180 days.
Unless Hillary wins. Then the State Department will get the palette jack out.
I didn’t realize our ships could be ‘killed’.
What does it do? Focus on seeing if there is an American flag waving?
Peaceful intentions Mr. President? Have we learned nothing from WWII?
Some modern cruise missiles are able to carry nuclear warheads, but Iran has yet to master the miniaturization process required to mount them.
It would seem from this that they already have them but
just can’t make them small enough...
Hint to mullahs, we don’t have to go into the Strait
but can interdict and control, dominate it from a distance.
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