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Iran’s Markran Forward Base Ship (Infographics)

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Iran Introduces Helicopter Carrier And Missile-Launching Warship To Its Navy Ahead Of Persian Gulf Drill (source):

On January 12th, Iran said that two indigenous warships had joined its Navy, and they would be revealed during a military drill on the very next day.

The helicopter carrier dubbed ‘Makran’ will be unveiled during a military drill slated to be held on January 13th.

Another warship that’s supposed to be revealed is the “Zereh” (meaning ‘Armor’ in Farsi) missile launcher warship is one of Iran’s powerful vessels with a high speed as well as maneuverability.

The two advanced domestically-made warships have entered service with the Iranian Navy’s southern fleet in the Gulf of Oman, near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, the country’s Mehr news agency reports.

One vessel is the missile-launching high-speed corvette Zereh, equipped with sophisticated weaponry “to enhance the Navy’s combat capabilities” in the Islamic Republic’s southern waters.

The other is the 231-meter-long helicopter carrier Makran, which is capable of carrying up to seven copters and a number of unmanned aerial vehicles on board.

This is the latest in a series of deployments of Iranian-made military hardware, including warships, drones, and missiles against the backdrop of increasing tensions between Tehran and Washington.

In a separate development, just days earlier, satellite images released by the private US company Planet Labs captured what looks like a “cluster” of activity by IRGC ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

The remarks followed Tehran revealing the existence of a new top-secret underground missile base belonging to the IRGC Navy, which IRGC Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami said was “one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles”.

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The deployment of the two warships comes after Iranian naval chief, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, on Monday declared that the Islamic Republic “has full control” of the Persian Gulf and that it “dominates the entire waters”.

Tangsiri insisted that the US “has no option but to withdraw from the Gulf region”, which he said is “home” to Iran and “Muslim countries on the southern rim” of the area.

In December, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei warned the US against “extraterritorial adventurism” that he argued is aimed at militarising the Gulf, in a statement that was preceded by the US Navy saying the Ohio-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Georgia and accompanying cruisers had crossed the Strait of Hormuz.

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Zionism = EVIL

Ingenious and cost effective platform. Two Dena class frigates/light destroyers will be joining the fleet by Nowruz. The Makran also has a platoon or marines/naval commandos onboard. The Makran is escorted by the new corvette Zereh IRIN Pennent # 235 which tested its SSM today in the Persian Gulf.
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Zionism = EVIL

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Zionism = EVIL

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Zionism = EVIL

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Zionism = EVIL

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Jens Holm

They make them in scale 1:4 and the american satelites comes closer and fall down:)

Lamumba

Not had a diaper change today yet?

Jens Holm

Not yet. We are 15 children and mammi only has one hand.

Lamumba

Obviously washed her hand only after every fifth diaper change. It shows, your brain is shit.

Jens Holm

Bees has been observed like that.

If they go to a fields crossing a part, where there is a big barrel, they follow a straight line.

If You replace the big barrel, they will make a correction an by that make 2 straight lines – After some time the line for them will be the distance again.

They also know left from right but cant count to three:)

Lamumba

Skipped your meds again?

Jens Holm

comment image comment image To bee or not

Servet Köseoğlu

Well-done..Usa are also operating this..its called Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD) /Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB).
The design of these ships is based on the Alaska class crude oil carrier. Here USS Lewis B. Puller.
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Jens Holm

Yes, a lot of very small ones was made even before WW2. They were used for oberving and fighting submarines.

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