Skip to comments.Iran’s Staggering Incompetence: The Islamic Republic Does It Yet Again
Posted on 05/14/2020 12:49:04 PM PDT by robowombat
Irans Staggering Incompetence: The Islamic Republic Does It Yet Again MAY 14, 2020 3:00 PM BY ANJULI PANDAVAR
When a US drone strike killed Iranian terrorist general Qassim Soleimani in January, the clamour of condemnation of President Donald Trump eventually gave way to the more sober assessment that the US had shot and killed an Iranian general plus four other top-level terrorist leaders in a single military attack without any of its soldiers being anywhere near the target. The latest is that the US military has just improved on that legendary accomplishment.
TV7 Israel News reported on 12 May 2020:
An Iranian navy frigate accidentally struck a friendly Iranian vessel with a missile during a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman, killing at least 19 sailors and wounding 15 others.
According to Iranian state television, the navy frigate named Jamaran fired at a training target, which was released by a support ship, named the Konarak. The report noted, however, that the support ship stayed too close to the intended target and was hit instead.
So not only do US soldiers not have to be anywhere near the target for Iranian soldiers to get killed, they no longer need to fire any shots, either. It remains unclear whether Iran will retaliate, but the Ayatollah Khameneis inbox is reportedly jammed with Democratic Party and Hollywood emails begging him for forgiveness and mercy.
Here, hold this target....
Paging the Mossad, line one for coding errors uploaded to adversaries weapons....
How do you say “Hold muh beer” in Farsi?
Hold mah koran
How is this even possible?
Friendly fire isn’t!
No matter who you are, ‘Blue on blue’ is not fun and there are any number of like incidents in any active military.
I seem to recall watching an interview of a WWII era pilot who said pilots assigned to tow aerial gunnery targets were disciplinary cases.
I’m wondering if the Iranian navy followed range safety and the missile did not. Chinese weapons have known quality control problems.
“coding errors uploaded to adversaries weapons....”
Change some of the friendly icons to hostiles on their screens, then start shouting “Fire”.
There was one test of the shipboard Mk 15 CIWS where the automated radar locked on to the towed target, but then continued to fire at the towed cable after the target was obliterated. One fast thinking sailor turned the power off before the R2D2 would have shot down the towing aircraft.
These guys are no threat to the west
Probably not. Do not believe active response systems have that refined a capability. Most likely a standard camel driver error.
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