Thursday, January 1, 2015

'Muhammad Rasullullah' multi-service maneuvers (5)

Presidential Naval Review on the Sea of Oman, 31DEC14
IRI President Rouhani and Artesh commanders review Islamic Republic of Iran Navy aboard IRINS Jamaran, following six day 'Muhammad Rasullullah' multi-service maneuvers.

Note: Dispatched as part of the 32nd Fleet to the Indian Ocean, IRINS Jamaran returned 29DEC14 to take part in the 'Muhammad Rasullullah' naval maneuvers.

Reportedly more than a hundred naval vessels participated in the presidential review.

IRIN Tareq (Kilo) class (Project 877EKM) diesel-electric submarine (SSK)

IRIN Ghadir class midget submarine (SSM)

IRIN lieutenant, commander of Ghadir class midget submarine

Two Tareq class diesel electric submarines and up to eight Ghadir class midget submearines

IRINS Jamaran (76) Moudge class guided missile frigate (FFGH)

Background: IRINS Jamaran with IRIN Aviation Agusta AB-212ASW helicopter
Foreground: FB-MIL type high speed patrol boat (HSPB)

Insignia of IRINS Jamaran guided missile frigate

Tidy bridge of IRINS Jamaran guided missile frigate

IRINS Sabalan (73) Alvand class (Vosper Mk5 type) frigate

IRINS Alvand (71) Alvand class (Vosper Mk5 type) frigate

IRIN frigates, corvettes, light replenishment ship and cargo ship

IRIN frigates, corvettes, light replenishment ship and amphibious ship

IRINS Shamshir (P227) Kaman class (Combattante II) patrol force vessel (PGGF)

IRINS Tabazin (P232) Kaman class (Combattante II) patrol force vessel (PGGF)
IRIN Hendijen class offshore patrol vessel (PBO)
IRINS Jamaran (76) Moudge class guided missile frigate (FFGH)
IRIN Aviation Agusta AB-212ASW helicopter

Five IRIN Kaman class patrol force vessels

Four Kaman class patrol force vessels, including IRINS Khadang (P223) and IRINS Zoubin (P222)
Three Delvar class cargo ships

Foreground: Oerlikon 20mm naval gun GAM-B01 fitted to IRINS Khadang

Foreground: IRIN SRNX Tondar (updated Winchester) class hovercraft
Background: IRINS Gardouneh (P229) Kaman class (Combattante II) patrol force vessel (PGGF)

Foreground: IRIN SR.N6 Winchester class hovercraft (05)

IRINS Bahram (ex-PGM 112) (212) Parvin class patrol craft (PC)
Background: IRGN-N Type-4 high speed patrol boat

Foreground: IRINS Charak (481) Delvar class cargo ship, light (AKL)
Background: IRINS IRINS Neyzeh (P231) Kaman class (Combattante II) patrol force vessel (PGGF)

IRIN Bandar Abbas class replenishment ship
IRINS Lavan (514) Hengam class tank landing ship (LSLH)
Three Delvar logistics ships, including IRINS Charak (481) and IRNS Sirjan (472)

Foreground: Kaman class (Combattante II) patrol force vessel (PGGF)
Background: IRINS Konorak (1403) Hendijan class offshore patrol vessel (PBO)

Five IRIN Hendijan class offshore patrol vessels

Iranian Dhow possibly serving as naval auxiliaries

Flypast of IRIAF McDonnell Douglas Phantom II fighter-bombers

IRIN Aviation Fokker F-27-400M Troopships transport aircraft
IRINS Charak (481) Delvar class cargo ship, light (AKL)

IRIN Aviation Agusta AB-212ASW helicopter

Two IRIN Aviation Sikorsky RH-53D Sea Stallion (S-65A) helicopters, serials 9-2702 and 9-2704
Two IRIN Aviation Agusta SH-3D Sea King (AS-61) ASW/SAR/utility helicopters

Two IRIN Aviation RH-53D Sea Stallions and four SH-3D Sea Kings


Photos credits:
Mahdi Marizad at Fars News Agency
Islamic Republic News Agency


Anonymous said...

Very impressive and large display of Iranian military power. Iranian shipyards have done an excellent and high quality job with the frigate Jamaran. The next generation of ships being built at Bandar Abbas dry-docks will be even better. Iran has come a long way indeed.

Anonymous said...

Nice, why don't they do 4 missiles in a block instead of 2 ?
we have the missile system and fire control technology ?
Also they need phased array radar upgrade on all of them !

Anonymous said...

The Iranian Navy has also been doing a great job regarding Piracy in the region and an example of one of the incidents shows in the following news article.

Due to the number of incidents other nations saw that Iran needed some help to not just reduce the number of incidents but to try to stop or prevent any from occurring. They responded where 30 nations sent warships on a rotating basis to continually cover the regions where the pirates operate, this also helped to provide security to international ships and their crews traveling through the region against terrorists. Since they came and started to help the number of incidents dropped to nearly stopped. Those that do still occur the pirates break off from the attacks rather quickly and depart hastily if they are spotted as responding warships are now much more sooner onto the scene due to the numbers helping.

Now that one example and from this address.

The Standard
Friday, May 25, 2012

Iran's navy said Thursday it saved an American-flagged cargo ship that was being attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Oman.

An Iranian warship responded to a distress signal from the US-flagged Maersk Texas, a cargo ship of 150 metres (500 feet) and 14,000 tonnes, which was besieged by "several pirate boats," the navy said in a statement reported by the official IRNA news agency.

The cargo vessel "was saved by the navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran" on Wednesday, IRNA added.
The pirates "fled the scene as soon as they spotted the presence" of the warship. Maersk Texas "thanked the Iranian navy and sailed towards its destination safely," it added.
It was the first time the Iranian navy protected a US ship from pirates.

Maersk had sailed from the UAE port of Fujairah, south of the Strait Hormuz at the entrance of the Gulf, and was headed for the United States.

Iran's navy keeps a presence in Gulf of Oman to protect cargo ships and transiting oil tankers and also defend the country against potential threats.

According to Iranian commanders, Iran's navy have carried out hundreds of anti-piracy operations, engaging in hundreds of armed clashes with pirates in the past three years.

The US navy patrolling the area have on a number of occasions rescued Iranian ships. The latest incident was in January when a US warship secured the release of 13 Iranian fishermen near the entrance to the Gulf who had been held captive by pirates for 45 days.

Anonymous said...

the Iranian navy truly is mightier and more powerful than the Somali pirates.

Anonymous said...

Yes the Iranian Navy is and so are all the warships that are protecting the international ships from the Somali pirates. Even so some of the pirates still try to board the international ships so that they can steal or hold the crew and cargo for randsom which they demand millions of dollars for their return or they will sink the ship and kill the crew.

In the past Terrorists have done the same as Pirates but they also attack Naval ships where several warships already have been damaged and people killed, they will sooner or later attack another warship, maybe even an Iranian warship, and regardless if it is at some port or out at sea.

The last Terrorist attack was in September 2014. Heavily armed Al-Qaeda militants attacked a Naval warship in Pakistan's naval dock in Karachi's sea port targeted what they believed was an American Aircraft Carrier, but instead found a Pakistan Navy Frigate which they attacked. They were overwhelmed before they could cause any damage and they only managed to wound two Pakistan Navy guards who were wounded in the fighting. Three jihadis were killed in the attack, four were captured and another three arrested the following day on information from interrogations on those captured in the fighting.

Due to attacks still happening from Pirates and Terrorists many nations are very concerned, even particularly so for civilian ships in the Gulf. I think that Iran should continue to look out for Pirates and even for Terrorists, particularly so in Iranian waters, and imagine how Iran and the world would react if Terrorists attacked a full oil tanker with RPGs or some other missiles or bombs.

Many nations are very concerned and why 30 of them continue to send warships to the region, to patrol, guard and protect the many international ships that travel through the region. In the region the nations have setup a permanent base in Bahrain, which they use for their command and control headquarters for their warships, so that they are all coordinated and work together, and where their warships can be resupplied and refuelled plus their sailors given some rest leave away from their ships as they spend a lot of time out at sea.