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Message 1656568 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 4:14:25 UTC

I can't seem to find the discussion thread relating to this recent action. I hope they really don't think they could pull such a feat off. But on the other hand I hope the Navy department still takes the threat with some seriousness.
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Message 1656587 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 5:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 1656568.  

I can't seem to find the discussion thread relating to this recent action. I hope they really don't think they could pull such a feat off. But on the other hand I hope the Navy department still takes the threat with some seriousness.

May be much easier that most realize. How many ship killer missiles can it defend against at once? Just send a few more and .....
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Message 1656606 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 6:54:40 UTC

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Message 1656608 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 6:57:59 UTC
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This months edtion of Sea Classics had two pictures of that wooden built up barge. One from above where It looked pretty realalistic. The one from sea level looked boxy as hell.
The story line was that intell figured Iran would blow it up and say> SEE we are not afraid of the American devils. I havent seen or heard anything about it since I read the article though. So what is supposed to happend?

Edit- Very impressive what modern missles can do to a mostly wooden structure.

If I was really rich Id build a pirate shipe and a British ship of the line from about 1820. Then see how they could hold up against just a WW2 Fletcher class destroyer.
Iran must be really scared of sanctions to put out this cartoon crap.
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Message 1656629 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 8:50:54 UTC

Sabre rattling to Iran's population to shore up the regime.
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Message 1656694 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 12:53:08 UTC

There was some discussion on other Forums that the whole exercise was for a movie.

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Message 1656702 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 13:23:43 UTC

All US Navy surface ships are equipped with, in addition with other systems, at least one CIWS Phalanx gun mount which could easily deal with the missiles Iran used to sink their own toy carrier. Back in the 1980s it was demonstrated that just one CIWS gun could lock on to and knock down up to six incoming missiles that were launched from different sources at the same time.
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Message 1656706 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 13:30:33 UTC

Most modern warships have anti missile defences.
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Message 1656707 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 13:32:55 UTC - in response to Message 1656702.  

All US Navy surface ships are equipped with, in addition with other systems, at least one CIWS Phalanx gun mount which could easily deal with the missiles Iran used to sink their own toy carrier. Back in the 1980s it was demonstrated that just one CIWS gun could lock on to and knock down up to six incoming missiles that were launched from different sources at the same time.

The CIWS is designed to be the last line of defense against anti-ship missiles.
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Message 1656783 - Posted: 25 Mar 2015, 18:06:53 UTC - in response to Message 1656706.  

Most modern warships have anti missile defences.

Of course they do. But that Iranian barge had no defense system so their demonstration of how easily, in their minds, an aircraft carrier can be destroyed was pure propaganda.
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