Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Iran Deploys New Sub in Persian Gulf

From the Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):
The Nahang (meaning whale) and was "built by specialists in the Iranian defence ministry and has the capability to carry multipurpose weapons for different missions", said Rear Admiral Sajjad Kouchaki.
Iranian plans to produce its own submarine were reported almost a year ago. At that time Iran was said to be planning a submarine "...designed to remain undetected and fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously."

Fears about Iran's quest for nuclear technology have focused on the No Dong missiles it obtained from North Korea. Iranian submarines designed for quiet running and capable of launching missiles may add an unwelcome new dimension to Iran's current nuclear brinksmanship.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.