Nothing new in Middle East? Iran Puts On 'Show Of Strength' Military Exercise In Gulf

On 9/21/2018 at 9:39 AM, John Foote said:

The issue with the Iranian fighters is training

Yup.

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On 9/21/2018 at 10:03 AM, Jan van Eck said:

 

Here is what the Iranian machines look like:

 

Iranian ekranoplan swarm.PNG

Mini-Ekranoplan skimming the water.PNG

Heck, those things look like they'd be a blast to race around in.

Navies hate being in close quarters. The Arabian/Persian Gulf is a bad place for an ocean navy. And while carrier groups possess massive firepower, 90% of it has to be dedicated to protecting itself. The all wars of rules of engagement, and in a small area like the Persian Gulf you end up with very little BVR, beyond visual range, engagement. That defeats so much of the US's advantage. 

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On 9/21/2018 at 11:46 AM, PaulG said:

some times low tech is better then high tech

Before stupid comes out review world history!  

So at the end of the day low tech may cause a bloody nose but do you really want to lose a head to give a bloody nose.

 

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