Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Look At How The U.S. Navy Will Stop An Iranian Speedboat Swarm

The U.S. Navy patrol craft USS Squall (PC 7) steams in the Arabian Gulf in this U.S. Navy picture taken January 14, 2015. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Handout via Reuters

David Axe, Reuters: Here’s how the U.S. Navy will defeat Iran’s speedboats

Four times last week, speedboats belonging to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – a sort of government-sanctioned Islamic militia – harassed four American vessels patrolling the Persian Gulf.

The incidents, while tense, ended bloodlessly. Still, they offered a glimpse into the kinds of methods Tehran could employ to potentially devastating effect during a shooting war.

Outgunned by the United States' much larger and more sophisticated weaponry, Iran's troops have, for decades, honed so-called "swarm tactics" that could reduce America's technological advantage.

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WNU Editor: I am not sure on how effective lasers would be in stopping a swarm, but using multiple small missile systems .... that also have a 95% kill record .... seems to me a good way to stop them fast.


James said...

If I was an Iranian, I don't know if I would enjoy testing out the 5% survival rate.

fazman said...

Wouldnt phalanx just chew them up anyway?