Iran Claims to Have Its Own Carrier Killer Missile

Speaking of carrier killers, Iran now claims to be developing its own fleet of anti-carrier ballistic missiles. Too bad they don’t exactly sound like they can hold U.S. carriers at risk, since their range is about 185 miles.

From AFP:

Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, who heads the elite military force, the Revolutionary Guards, said the missile had a range of 300 kilometres (185 miles).

“Iran is mass producing a smart ballistic missile for sea targets with a speed three times more than the speed of sound,” Jafari was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

He said the missile was “undetectable and can’t be neutralised by enemies,” without specifying the name. “It has very high precision in destroying targets,” Jafari added.

A smart, undetectable, impossible to kill ballistic missile that can hit a moving target, eh?.

I mean, they’ve got missiles like the Shahabs which have a range of up to 1,200 miles and may have the ability to avoid anti ballistic missile systems. But, can any of those missiles hit a moving ship? Even if this missile exists, the easy solution to avoiding them is to park the carriers just out of range of the missiles. At least, until the missile sites can be taken out. However, if this missile is someday put on an Iranian missile boat, then that’s another story.

  • Jeff Fraser

    There’s about as many of those in Iran as there are gays.

  • Brok3n

    Whatever happened to the Iraqi Dis-Information Minister? He would have a great gig working for the Iranians these days!

  • Maxtrue

    http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/02/i…

    The real danger behind the Iranian “progress” : http://www.mei.org.in/occasional/MEI%20OP%2014.pd…

    I guess we hit Iran if Hizb’Allah smuggles missiles into the Sinai and takes out some ships. I suppose the USS enterprise is eventually going to sail through……

  • PolicyWonk

    If we find that the Chinese are helping the Iranians, then we should do the exact same thing for Taiwan (and as the Chinese do: simply deny any knowledge of it).

  • Oblat

    It is somehow fitting that the latest chapter in the decolonization of the middle east should happen on th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. It is after all that showed that it was possible.

  • Nick

    Agreed. Western “tyranny” [nowadays] is much better than tyranny born out of an extremist Islam ideology, hands down. The Taliban, Al-Qaeda, other terrorist networks have killed far more Muslims than we “colonial powers” have in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts.

  • rick james

    America will be bankrupt before this project is finished. America cant finish the f35 but you have all these plans for hi tech new things? military complex sure is defrauding the american public with all these toys that are not working properly. Finish the pending projects first and keep dreaming about the future. how many predators crash per year?

  • rick james

    China will destroy Taiwan in a matter of days. The only country that can take on china is America. You know how small Taiwan is? you could carpet bomb the entire country in no time.

  • Detlef Schmidt

    The arrogance and ignorance is the stupidity of the idiots. You can laugh about what comes from this and that country but as long as you were beaten badly on the battle fields by bunch of gun mans such as Taliban and Iraqi insurgency, you should not risk to take the mouth too full. An enemy is also to take seriously. The US armada didn’t save the lives of almost 5000 young American men and women in Iraq and didn’t bring any victory to US army. It is always easy to be a warfare experst on the warm couch.