Saturday, May 8, 2010

Velayat-89 Military Maneuvers (4)

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Trio of Kaman class (Combattante IIB type) missile boats

Background: Kaman class missile boat equipped
with Harpoon Mk 140 missile launchers

Center: Kaman class missile boat equipped
with Noor (C-802) missile launchers

IRIN Fokker F-27-400M Troopship flies
over a Kaman class missile boat

Background: A pair of Hendijan class general purpose tenders. Foreground: Marines aboard a "whaler type" patrol boat armed with DSkH and G3-A4s.

Helicopter view of IRIS Sabalan (73) Alvand class (ex-Saam)
(Vosper Mk5 type) frigate

"Whaler type" patrol boat containing M-08 type contact mines

Modified SR.N6 Winchester class amphibious hovercraft

BH.7 Mk5 Wellington class combat hovercraft
equipped with Noor missile launchers

Iranian Marines disembark from a BH.7...

...and hit the beaches armed with Iranian UZIs, and motorized elements equipped with RPG-7s. Note use of Universal Camouflage Patterned BDUs.

Marines aboard Honda XL 185 dual sport motorcycles

Marine seaborne assault armed with DShK and G3-A4s.

Mohajer 4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Hossein Zohrevand at Fars News Agency
Rooholla Vahdati at Iranian Students News Agency
Younes Khani at Mehr News Agency
Islamic Republic News Agency


Anonymous said...

The Nour SSM on the Wellington Class Hovercraft are an amazing innovation. Gives it a good self-defence capability. It always great to see how Iranian engineers have upgraded all these systems.

Winston said...

Antique hardware at work... Lol!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the maritime IRIN F-27-400 Fokker is the same one that is partial to making repeated passes over US carriers like Eisenhower last week.