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Iranian Navy Strikes Own Warship In Accidental Friendly Fire, At Least 1 Confirmed Dead

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On May 10th, an Iranian Navy destroyer accidentally opened fire on one of its own warships.

Iran’s “Konarak” warship was mistakenly targeted by a missile fired by its “Jamaran” destroyer during a military drill in the Gulf of Oman.

Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that at least 1 sailor had been killed and at least 28 were injured. 12 of them were hospitalized, 16 were discharged soon after being taken by ambulance to hospital.

However, Al Arabiya reported that the Iranian Navy had later admitted that at least 19 had been killed.

It also mentioned that initial rumours surrounding the incident claimed that as many as 40 sailors had been killed in the incident.

“The incident took place in the perimeter of Iran’s southern Jask port on the Gulf of Oman during Iranian Navy drills on Sunday. At least one person was killed and several were injured,” Iranian state tv reported.

“The vessel was hit after moving a practice target to its destination and not creating enough distance between itself and the target,” it added.

“The circumstances of the incident are currently undergoing technical examinations,” Iran’s student News Agency ISNA said.

The incident took place near the port Jask, about 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran in the Gulf of Oman.

State media reported that the Dutch-made Konarak had been overhauled in 2018. The 47-meter (155-foot) vessel could carry up to 40 tons, and usually carried a crew of 20 soldiers. The Jamaran destroyer has been on duty since 2010 and it is equipped with anti-ship missiles.

The situation in the Persian Gulf has been strained, after US President Donald Trump told the US Navy to sink any Iranian warships that “harass” US warships, following an incident on April 16th, in which Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy speed boats sailed close to a carrier strike group.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani then accused the US of “plotting against the Iranian nation every day” and urged the Iranian military to “stay vigilant.”

“I have ordered our naval forces to destroy any American terrorist force in the [Arabian] Gulf that threatens security of Iran’s military or non-military ships,” added IRGC head Hossein Salami.

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Zionism = EVIL

This is sad, RIP to the brave sailors. However, ironically it shows the deadly potency of Iranian SSM as every ship is now armed. However, Iran needs to improve its C3I and fire discipline as I have mentioned before this problem dates back to the Jange Tahmili, as eager missile operators fire off without checking shipping of air traffic lanes as we saw in the case of Ukrainian airliner. All the hyperbole aside, unfortunately 19 sailors did suffer fatality as the new generation of fire and forget missiles are sea skimming and have no defence against them and pack a 500 kilo warhead with devastating effect. Accidents to happen when practicing with some of the most potent and lethal missiles in the world. A sad but cogent warning to Iran’s enemies.

BlueInGreen

https://twitter.com/imp_navigator/status/1259761287925547008?s=20

Looks like we were wrong earlier, way more than one sailor died during this horrible event….

Very good post as usual Zionism = EVIL, Iran does need have or undergo some sort of internal review regarding the safety, professionalism and welfare awareness of its troops during exercises to further avoid any such event from happening again.

Zionism = EVIL

Yes, my friend, I checked the original post came from a Pakistani website which has poor veracity and fans anti-Iran Wahhabi propaganda. However, sadly 19 sailor did lose their lives as a single missile was fired without checking safety of nearby vessels. This is near Jask, just outside of the Persian Gulf in open sea and shows the range and potency of Iranian missiles.
I have always been concerned about fire disciple as an aviator and these days with the proliferation of SSM and manpads any trigger happy soldier can do a lot of damage. Hopefully, IRIN will learn from this unfortunate event but shows the firepower of the newer fast Iranian build Fighting Frigates (FF) like Jamaran which pack a very deadly punch as the vessel is equipped with four Noor / C-802 surface-to-surface anti-ship cruise missiles, mounted in box launchers on the roof of the upper deck level between the radar and the main mast pointing towards either sides. The single shot hit probability of the Noor, with a range of 170 km, is estimated to be as high as 98%. These are fire and forget missiles with a variety of warheads intended to inflict the maximum damage. The next heavier Dena class destroyers being built at Bandar Abbas will have 8-12 of even more deadlier missiles with ranges upto 500 kms sea skimming.

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Chuck

The US Navy has effective countermeasures against the pitiful missiles, and inept iranian fleet of scowls, and rust buckets. Bluster will not affect the outcome.

BlueInGreen

Oh yeah definitely, The USN can counter literally thousands upon thousands of missiles coming at them from different vectors and speeds.

Surely you Chuck hold all the knowledge and have already foreseen what the outcome will be, good thing we have you in all your infinite wisdom to tell us how things will play out.

I’ll keep you in my contacts just in case I need accurate information from someone erudite on military matters especially regarding Iranian weaponry.

Chuck

Not unfortunate at all. Not sad at all. They are the queen of “Death to America” asshats. No sympathy for my enemy.

BlueInGreen

Maybe your enemy but not mine, the world does not comprise of America FYI.

Ashok Varma

Condolences for the lives lost in this tragic accident. Imagine what a few of these missiles can do to a US aircraft carrier.

Assad must stay

would knock it out for sure

Ashok Varma

Yes, the precision guiding systems add a very dangerous element to Iranian missiles. India in 1971 sank half of Pakistan navy with much smaller Russian Styx missiles from 30 miles away, Iran can hit targets several hundred missiles with much heavier missiles.

Zionism = EVIL

Indeed, India did wipe out the major Pakistani naval assets within 30 minutes off the coast of Karachi using 4 Russian OSA II fast attack missile boats, those Styx SSM were like firecrackers compared to the devastating punch of modern Russian, Iranian and Chinese SSM. But your navy did a very efficient and professional job.
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Chuck

You asshats in your limited intelligence have no clue what terror awaits if you try. So if try you must, then die you will. your alla-ass-a-hola won’t save your nasty asses. Go lick a door knob.

Assad must stay

You dirty inbred degenerates should leave the middle east completely and NEVER come back, go fuck yourself

Zionism = EVIL

Arsehole retard you are living proof that siblings should not procreate together and produce offspring :)

Zionism = EVIL

In 2017, Iran wargamed an attack on an Americunt aircraft carrier and found that two Nasr heavier missiles if hit at the propulsion and weapons storage deck would sink it in less than twenty minutes due to secondary explosions and inferno. Especially, without propulsion in the narrow and shallow confines of the Persian with thousands of shore based SSM and laser guided artillery every ship would be sunk in a day and not a single Wahhabi family cunt shithole like UAE, Saudis, Kuwait etc would have any navy or airforce left.

Assad must stay

I wish it was 2017 again :(

Chuck

Iran better not ever think they have a chance against the US Navy and the US Air Force. Sadam was stupid. The Alla Assaholes best not provoke.

Assad must stay

in a way it showed to US and israel the power of iran’s SSM missiles

Chuck

Not sad at all. They are the queen of “Death to America” asshats. No sympathy for my enemy.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Bad breakdown in communications between the two vessels.

Ashok Varma

Yes quite surprising as it is very modern vessel and the one of the most modern in Iranian navy. Human error but the weapons systems worked too efficiently.

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Zionism = EVIL

Wait till you see the bigger DENA class destroyer that joins the blue water IRIN fleet next year.

Zionism = EVIL

The next generation of NASR (Victory) SSM being deployed on the DENA class destroyers are even more lethal and pack a 750 lbs HE warhead and have anti-jamming measures with a range 500 nautical miles plus. Check out the solid state cruise propulsion system. These can hit Diego Garcia at will and sea skimming lethality.

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d'Artagnan

Accidents happen unfortunately.

Assad must stay

RIP brave noble iranian sailors

Lazy Gamer

The missile test was a success. lol Seriously though, the captains of the two boats should be replaced. Missile looks like it cannot inflict an outright kill on a vessel. Seems it is also designed to hit the deck.

Ashok Varma

Indian media reports that the Konarak was towing a target and did not release the tow line in time and the smart missile changed course and hit the bigger target. It looks like Iran has successfully mated AI in target acquisition for its missiles. This is very bad news for Iran’s enemies.

Lazy Gamer

Bigger target may mean stronger steel and structural defense. Or if AI is looking for some particular metric, the same can be replicated in a decoy. What lock in method was used? Radar or sight?

Zionism = EVIL

All Iranian SSM are radar lock, fire and forget and now laser targeting pods are being introduced.comment image

Wayne Nicholson

Look at the video of that ship. I don’t know what you see but I see a smouldering hulk with zero military value. That ship is dead …. no weapons, no propulsion, no electrical system. There’s a chance the engines might be salvageable but most likely the only value left in her is scrap.

You get her in drydock and strip everything you MIGHT be able to salvage the hull provided it wasn’t bent or twisted by the impact but it’s likely cheaper to scrap her. Modern ships are built in sections in a shop …. trying to rebuild the ship piece by piece in drydock would be more expensive than scrapping and starting over.

Zionism = EVIL

I think Iran will repair as a sign of defiance and technical know how. It is old Dutch built ship anyway and was deployed in the 80’s. Ironically it is armed with 2 Fajr-4 missiles as well. The Iranian ship Konarak is a Hendijan-class support vessel. Konarak is 47 metres (154 ft) long, was built in the Netherlands, has been in service since 1988 and was overhauled in 2018 and has missile launch capability.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

The deck where the crew sit, sure.

They weren’t aiming for the top of the mast sunshine. 19 dead, does that ship look like it can carry on regardless?

You must be American, so stupid is your statement.

Zionism = EVIL

The Konarak was hit by a new Fajr-4 anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran during an exercise on Sunday. The ship suffered extensive damage but Iranian tugs have towed it to Jask naval base and Iran has stated that it will be repaired and put in service in a very short time.

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Lazy Gamer

The ship is not at the bottom of the sea nor at an unsalvageable state now is it? And consider also the bigger ships that their opponents have and not everything or everyone is on deck.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Shut up you Nazi prick. The ship is inoperable you moron.

I doubt that your lazy arse will ever grace a fighting ship.

Lazy Gamer

And it still can be fixed nor has it been sunk. You must have difficulty understanding what outright kill is.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

What a prick you are. Do you think you could repair it at sea, and complete a mission?

You slow retard.

Lazy Gamer

Hey stupid, of course it will be towed. There are ships in fleets for this purpose. It will be back in fighting shape.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Jüst call AAA yeah, in the middle of a battle, they will come and repair so fast that the ship won’t even need a dock to be repaired.

You retarded, stupid little child who never knew your father.
It must have been the syphilis that made you so stupid. Your Mom has a lot to answer for.

Scott

Why are you so angry? Why the childish act?

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Because you are a prick, online looking for a boyfriend you retarded prick. Now fuck off and play somewhere else.

Scott

It’s just sad seeing you in that state. It’s wrong.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

You can’t see me you twat, you just imagine.

Now fuck off back to reading stories about playing with your penis boy.

Scott

I’m sorry you’re a butthurt little twat. You’ll get over it though kiddo! See you & your ignorant ramblings later ;)

rightiswrong rightiswrong

You love talking about butthurt you queer prick.

Must be all your experiences of being bum banged. Now go play with your queer friends.

Scott

Cheers to that oppo!

MikeH

I doubt the captain of the ship that was struck is still alive.

Zionism = EVIL

Actually, he is and was shown in a sad state on Iranian TV. There will be a board of inquiry and more than likely his career is kaput.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

He won’t get a medal, like the USN get when they shoot down civilian airliners.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Open question… Are Iranian F-4’s an operational platform for the C-801,YJ-9 or TL-10?

Zionism = EVIL

Even helicopters are armed with SSM and all Phantoms have hardpoints for air launched SSM.

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Zionism = EVIL

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Dick Von Dast'Ard

That’s the money shot.
I’d expect the Iranian Air Force to be able sink more ships than the Argentine’s did in 82 in any new Persian Gulf War.
Royal Navy was one capital ship loss away from losing that war in 82.

Zionism = EVIL

Indeed, Argentina with barely 5 working Exocets and very brave pilots fought all of NATO on its own and not one Latin nation helped. Iran has literally thousands of SSM and can practical sink all the NATO cunts combined. A hypersonic missile will be introduced in two years as well.

Hyper20

Damn, just as i thought the Mullahs couldn’t fck up more things, they just keep suprising me LOL.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

They fucked up the US base in Iraq good enough.

ROTFFL

d'Artagnan

Heartfelt loss at this tragic accident. RIP to the sailors. God bless Iran and brave Iranians.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Be a shame if the same haphazard mistake happens twice, perhaps with a foreign warship being tragically struck.

Arch Bungle

Tragic way to find out how well your weapons work. Well, they work …

Chuck

The idiotic iranian navy is like a cheech and chong movie. Can’t tell if its stupidity, or drugs. Either way I give them a total life span of 3 hours in an actual conflict. That is their total floating navy, its senior leadership, and ports. Subs will bob to the air or sink to the depths. Their choice.

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