August 24th, 2012
09:40 AM ET

Iran's new super-fast naval gunships

The aircraft carrier the USS Stennis will start heading back to the Middle East next week, returning ahead of schedule to meet any new threats from Iran. The move comes amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and new signs that Iran is boosting its own naval capability. CNN senior international correspondent Dan Rivers has the details.


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    Answer...A-10 Thunderbolt will hunt these boats like ducks on a pond, don't the marines have carriers of these killing machines?

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    • mjr

      iranian speedboats are so powerful if u a take glimpse at the 8-year war between iran and us navy u will get that point

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  26. bill

    80mph isn't that fast when crossing vast expanses of ocean, and they could only obtain those speeds on relatively calm seas. This tactic is easily defeated by keeping the ships 100 miles out. They would be exposed and defenseless for over an hour. It would be the great marianas turkey shoot on steroids. An attack coordinated with rough seas would render the Iranian boats useless. Carrier aircraft can easily cover 100 miles in under 10 minutes. The Iranians are full of bluster.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
    • Brad

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  28. IsraelTruth

    fools they can produce many of them arm them with high ordinaces then kamakazi them in to the sides of ships. An aircraft carrier can not defend against 500 of these comming at it regardless of air support. In short it would be like a bee swarm going after a bear. The danger is that the boats can become a force that can not be stopped if the numbers are great. Not only can they swarm on see but can swarm up river in to towns and cities creating a massive blow inland with little deterrent. Also remember that this boat can be setup as a DRONE just like the one Isreal has now that was constructed by BAE systems. These boats can be quickly be produced in the tens of thousands and deployed and controled by satelite, short wave and IIP control. They can also be laden with ordinances that are conventional (boom), biological, nuclear and hybrid. I have a simulator. I ran a scenario of 250 boats attacking three US carriers. They all went to the bottom. A country like IRAN will produce thousands of these. Remember they are all fiberglass hulls so there is no real cost to produce these types of weapons.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  29. rick

    ooooooooo super fast! i wonder if they, like superman, can outrun a speeding bullet? or a missile? oooooooooo super fast! faster than a predator? or an f16? ooooooooooo super fast!! oooooooooo the world is scared, not.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
  30. Red Blooded American

    Are their boats faster than an American bullet ? I think not.

    September 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • drrocko

      Make nice targets for A-10's !

      September 21, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  31. SayanIndia

    A violent explosion at shallow depth will sink those speedboats in numbers.

    Top brass of United States Navy (USN) is certainly relaxing as media remain in speculation mode.

    Sayan.

    September 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  32. xfiler93

    Just more to sink.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:05 am | Reply
    • desertguy

      For a real military strategist, it would only take the first attack before you would reduce to rubble all of the places the boats come from, made, or repaired and it would not cost that much. Same thing with just about all of their assets, they will get just one chance to use them (with some effect) and then they will be gone. If it continues, then Tehran will glow in the dark, without a lot of expense.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  33. calscott

    If the small boats really come in groups like that, night vision surveillance and a Mop drop, 30,000-pound bombs? A little expensive at $314 million each but I bet if they saw a few of them they might decide to turn around. How far does the US Navy Fleets park off the coast when bombing? If they park far enough off the coast, wouldn't the small boats run out of gas before they even reach the Navy Fleets miles and miles out in the middle of the ocean?

    September 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  34. Michael Gallagher USN (RET)

    What these silly speedboats are is a smokin' hole in the water complete with vaporized bodies..still racing around consuming 3 gallons of fuel perminute. Automatic radar-guided gunsystems and or various missile systems will make them grease spots floating on the surface, while the boat pieces are sitting on the bottom.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply
    • zelskid

      my thoghts exacly. They will make nice reefs.

      September 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
      • chuckles larue

        But what if there are 500 of them coming at you? 1,000?

        September 15, 2012 at 2:16 am |
    • LawrenceJP

      I look forward to seeing these little boats blown out of the water. Should make some fun 6:00 news footage.

      September 19, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply
  35. eyetweaks

    This is my weapon and this is my gun, and that's not weapon hes holding so it must be his gun in his hand. But this boat either way is a let down.

    September 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  36. R U 4 Real?

    I can think of off the top of my head at least a dozen different ways to take this boat out with ease and minimal effort or cost. One of them actually using the speed of the craft against itself and could knock out dozens of them at the same time!

    September 11, 2012 at 1:08 am | Reply
  37. R U 4 Real?

    Ummmmm, since when does a speed boat and a guy with a rifle equal super fast gunship?

    September 11, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
    • HateTheMiddleEast

      Really? It is a Speed Boat (as you stated) and the guy is holding a rifle (also as you stated)
      So Speed Boat (Super Fast Ship) + Rifle (Gun) = Super Fast Gun Ship. Silly you

      September 12, 2012 at 5:53 am | Reply
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