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#1 crazyinsane105

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 1755 PM

Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

TEHRAN Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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.

The declaration comes just weeks after Turkey said it would host a NATO early warning radar system which will help spot missile threats from outside Europe, including potentially from Iran. The decision has angered Tehran which had enjoyed close relations with Ankara.

And it comes a few months after Iran sent warships through the Suez canal, after the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the first time the Islamic Republic had deployed navy vessels in the Mediterranean.

The United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran if diplomacy fails to stop it getting nuclear weapons. Tehran denies it is developing nuclear arms saying its atomic program is for purely peaceful purposes.

Iran has dismissed the threats, warning that it will respond by hitting U.S. interests in the Gulf and Israel if any such attack happened.

Analysts say Tehran could retaliate by launching hit-and-run strikes in the Gulf and by closing the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway where about 40 percent of all traded oil passes.

The Islamic state often launches military drills in the country to display its military capabilities amid persistent speculation about a possible U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
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#2 rmgill

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 1919 PM

They're welcome to come do a port visit. We'll even tow em to the port after they fuck up their UNREP and run out of fuel off our coast. I'm sure the USN or some private concern can work up a fee schedule for the fuel and towing cost. :rolleyes:
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#3 Corinthian

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 2119 PM

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


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So... by saying that, it also implies that Iran is an "arrogant power"? :D
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#4 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 2302 PM

I would interpret this as being a single frigate based for a few months in Venezuela and maybe doing a few freedom of navigation exercises in Cuban territorial and international waters.

Whoop-dee-doo, probably end up being the only Iranian ship that would survive the war if one ever broke out... :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 2312 PM

I hope they forget to check the weather channel and come during hurricane season. Opps.

Oh what fun the Navy would have with them!
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0018 AM

From 2006. :mellow:

A Pentagon assessment of the U.S. capability to defend the homeland against incoming enemy cruise missiles has found what it calls “capability gaps” that may not be solved until 2015. As a result, the Air Force's directorate of operational capability requirements is leading a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System study “to determine the best approaches for mitigating high-risk joint gaps in the [Homeland Air and Cruise Missile Defense of North America] mission area,” according to an Aug. 9 request for information posted on Federal Business Opportunities.


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Pentagon and Missile Defense Agency officials increasingly are concerned with the threat of terrorists using a cargo ship to fire cruise and ballistic missiles just off U.S. shores but outside its territorial waters.


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Edited by X-Files, 28 September 2011 - 0918 AM.

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#7 rmgill

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0132 AM

From 2006. :mellow:

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Yeah, Sadly, I think, we're going to have to take a missile or three before we get a clue on this defense of US waters/airspace problem.


What would a 2015 like Nike Zeus infrastructure around the US coast look like today?

PAC-3s in hardstands? SM-2s in fixed positions with SPY-3 directors interspersed? With some 5"/54s for closer in DP functionality and 30mm point defense?
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#8 Marek Tucan

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0151 AM

My guess is that WHEN something breaks on the Iranian ship, US Navy will stand ready to provide assistance. With decks lined with people with camers...
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0247 AM

Cant you detain them all for straying inside US waters. Comeon, you know you want to. ^_^


You want us to arrest them and dump em in your embassy grounds? :o ^_^

Edited by rmgill, 28 September 2011 - 0248 AM.

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#10 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0352 AM

You guys seriously think the Iranians are going to launch a cruise missile from a frigate at the USA? :huh:

Edited by Luke Y, 28 September 2011 - 0352 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0500 AM

No, but they might have a Oops! Vincennes-moment ;) Preferably on Chavez presidential plane :lol:
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0919 AM

You guys seriously think the Iranians are going to launch a cruise missile from a frigate at the USA? :huh:


Reading comprehension. Go back and pay attention this time.

Edited by X-Files, 28 September 2011 - 0939 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 0933 AM

In slightly related news:

Iranian navy declares that they are starting design of aircraft and helicopter carriers. :huh:

(In Persian) http://www.mashreghn...

Edited by Galen.Wright, 28 September 2011 - 0950 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 1027 AM

I think it would be a good idea to mock the Iranians into deploying a real naval inventory far from home.

Bluster is cheap, a blue water navy is not.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 1126 AM

Iran doesn't know that the way forward is to send party boats with hot Iranian chicks hosting just outside territorial waters?
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 1200 PM

I think it would be a good idea to mock the Iranians into deploying a real naval inventory far from home.

Bluster is cheap, a blue water navy is not.


Are you imagining an Admiral Rozhestvensky-ish sort of long distance debacle?
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#17 medicjim86

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 1434 PM

Are you imagining an Admiral Rozhestvensky-ish sort of long distance debacle?


Nope, normal operations aught to drain off some good amount of research funding, plus provide a source for all manner of tactics study on our part. Besides, our killer subs need something to play with... might as well give em a home port call every couple of weeks while they work to maintain skills
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 1914 PM

In slightly related news:

Iranian navy declares that they are starting design of aircraft and helicopter carriers. :huh:

(In Persian) http://www.mashreghn...

Yes, but will they be invisible?
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 1941 PM

They can sail around out in International waters all they want. I'd like to see them doing port calls. Touring the ship would be a lot of fun!
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 0153 AM

funny the year 1904 keeps popping into my head....
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