Iran and a large fleet of small

December 13, 2011, Iran announced that it has adopted three of their own class submarine of Ghadir (Ghadir). This is another example of Iran's resourcefulness in the criteria of the embargo. Since 1996, when our country has agreed to complete the sale of submarines to Iran, Iran is working on creating their own designs. After many years of trial and error in the 2005th year, they built a 115-ton-class submarines Ghadir. Iran says it has a fleet of 17 of these small diesel-electric submarines in its own arsenal and more than 4 of them were shown together and photographed. The Iranians do not provide the tactical and technical characteristics of Ghadir, but the boats are very similar to the Italian submarines Cosmos SX-506B, operated by Colombia in the 1980s. The size of the 100-ton SX-506Bs allows them to transport special forces mission and mines. Still shown on the press boat seems to have been seen two torpedo tubes. In general Iranians themselves say is Ghadirs torpedoes.

It must be emphasized that Cosmos exported a certain number of huge submarines to Pakistan in the 1990s. Model SX-756 maybe lies in library construction Gadir. We should also recognize that North Korean submarines Sang-O class is closely approaching the type of Ghadir. In 2007, North Korea handed over directly to Iran four midget submarines of the Yugo, and these 90-ton 21-meter boats have been mastered by Iran.

The project, title Nahang, was implemented in 2006, the year. This 500-ton submarine boat identical in size and is very reminiscent an old German Type-206 boat. Type-206 issued in 1960 for service in the closed shallow water of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Norway, Germany, and at the present time Indonesia used variants of this boat for forty years. Size Type-206 allows it to carry eight torpedo tubes without additional torpedoes to recharge. Iranian version seems more successful, although not a lot of that is clear about this boat.

At the current time in the construction process is the third generation of the local Iranian boat design. Planted in 2008, Qaaem will be 1,000-ton vessel and must be pretty big to carry a full set of torpedo tubes, as ammunition for their charge. They may be able to change the Iranian Kilo. Life Kilo is 30 years, more than half had already passed. But Iran has diverse merits when it comes to building warships, and is reported to Ghadir boats are problematic and dangerous to use. The Iranians are also enthusiastic about the opportunity to own a huge number of submarines, but the realization of this desire in life is very expensive and labor-intensive task.

Iran made the first great leap of the 1990s, when the Russian Federation has acquired three diesel-electric submarines of the Kilo 877/636. 2,300-ton submarines Kilo own long operating range and are capable of operating in the vast Indian Ocean (from South Africa to Australia). Kilo armed with six 533-mm torpedo tubes and 18 torpedoes (including one or more Shkval rocket-torpedoes) or 24 th mines. As well as being on the level of global standards of the 1800-ton German diesel submarine boat Type-209, Kilo is a harsh opponent and can stay at sea for 45 days, making it capable to perform distant campaigns like nedavneshnego reddish sea. It is, in fact, was the furthest campaign conducted by some of the Iranian Kilo. Ghadirs provided strictly for coastal services or perform tasks in the Persian Gulf.

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