26 Feb '15, 10am

#IRGC attacks replica carrier in latest exercise

#IRGC attacks replica carrier in latest exercise

The mock aircraft carrier that Iran was seen constructing in 2014 has been used as a target in an IRGC exercise The exercise appears to have been an expensive propaganda effort that failed to demonstrate Iran's ability to engage major naval vessels with over-the-horizon weapons Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) put on an unconvincing demonstration of its ability to attack an aircraft carrier during its 'Great Prophet 9' exercise on 25 February. The exercise involved the replica aircraft carrier that was seen under construction in Iran in 2014. Satellite imagery showed the replica was more than 200 m long and 40 m wide. However, the target was both stationary and close to shore during the exercise and there was no sign that the IRGC was taking into consideration the powerful escort of destroyers and frigates that make up a carrier battle group. Iranian TV footag...

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