Iranians accidentally launched a rocket on their ship and sank it


The South China Morning Post reports that the Iranian anti-ship missile S-802, launched from the frigate Jamaran during exercises in the Gulf of Oman, struck the auxiliary ship Konarak, which was not far from the target of the attack. According to recent reports, an unsuccessful launch of a rocket claimed the lives of about 20 crew members of the ship, including the captain. The ship itself was sunk.


Iranian authorities, in turn, report that only one person died and several were injured.

The incident occurred on Sunday near the port of Yask, about 1270 km southeast of Tehran. The country's state television described the missile strike as an accident, saying that Konarak was too close to the target. A 47-meter Dutch-made ship has been in operation since 1988 and had a carrying capacity of 40 tons and 20 crew members.


Iranian media rarely report failures during exercises, signaling the severity of the incident. The missile launch failed amid tense relations between Iran and the United States, as President Donald Trump unilaterally canceled a nuclear deal with Tehran in 2018 and imposed tough sanctions on the country. The 5th US fleet, located in the Persian Gulf, has not yet responded to the situation.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 May 2020 10: 37
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    Worthy followers of their Syrian "friends." Two pair of boots ....
  2. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 11 May 2020 10: 50
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    Normally, the main thing is that we got somewhere, and not just farted into the water. Beat your own so that strangers are afraid. After all, partners do not go there alone either, so there is every chance of sinking one of two or three goals for sure. One shot, and then in a lotto - whoever is lucky. lol
  3. isofat Offline
    isofat (Sergei) 11 May 2020 11: 25
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    This missile uses a homing radar, i.e. the rocket itself emits a sounding radio signal, it itself receives and calculates the trajectory.

    There is no doubt that propagandists fighting against Iran, for example, Israel, will not miss their chance.

    It will also be interesting for me to observe a polemic on this issue on the site. The first was noted mister Arkharov.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 May 2020 13: 47
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      I didn’t understand what you wanted to say? Is this the first time you hear about an active radar homing system? Thank you, explained to "propagandists fighting against Iran." You have to be careful, but what if you revealed a terrible Iranian military secret?
      1. isofat Offline
        isofat (Sergei) 11 May 2020 14: 04
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        Quote: Arkharov
        Is this the first time you hear about an active radar homing system?

        Arkharov, I heard it for the first time and it became interesting to me - how reliable is this weapon? You are a specialist in boots, if I’m not mistaken? Or not?
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 May 2020 14: 20
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          Yes, not so that it is very reliable, the semi-active one still has a stronger backlight. But it flies further, maybe beyond the horizon, where you can’t always light up from the media, and most importantly, it’s more autonomous, which the Iranian superprofessionals have actually shown us. Only the “brains” of these products, as a rule, are directly dependent on the brains of the operators, which was clearly shown to us.
          1. isofat Offline
            isofat (Sergei) 11 May 2020 14: 39
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            It’s hard to learn, easy in battle!
            1. Arkharov Offline
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 May 2020 14: 49
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              That's for sure!! More often, learn faster.
              1. isofat Offline
                isofat (Sergei) 11 May 2020 15: 20
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                Arkharov, see my first comment! smile
  4. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) 11 May 2020 12: 46
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    That's right - hit your own so that strangers are afraid.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 May 2020 13: 41
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    In the photo Frigate?
    It is now clear why Syria is being bombed, America is doing what it wants, and the surrounding countries are afraid of even peaceful Iran.
    Because where Arab missiles and anti-aircraft missiles will fly - Allah alone knows.
  6. Ser sash Offline
    Ser sash (Ser Sash) 11 May 2020 14: 02
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    A good rocket, the first time the target sank.
    I remember that for two days the decommissioned frigate was drowned by Americans and Harpoons, and bombs, and a torpedo.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 May 2020 14: 23
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      Maybe, on the contrary, the frigate was good? This is what a ship with a displacement of 40 tons, a grenade launcher can be enough.
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  8. Binder Offline
    Binder (Miron) 11 May 2020 17: 15
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    Trump can safely recall the 5th US fleet from the Persian Gulf - the Persians will melt their ships themselves, they just do not need to interfere. laughing
  9. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 11 May 2020 21: 46
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    Quote: isofat
    Quote: Arkharov
    Is this the first time you hear about an active radar homing system?

    Arkharov, I heard it for the first time and it became interesting to me - how reliable is this weapon? You are a specialist in boots, if I’m not mistaken? Or not?

    He grows a radish.
    He draws all the information for gossip from the Internet.
  10. Potapov Offline
    Potapov (Valery) 12 May 2020 10: 11
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    Weapon efficiency, control system inefficiency ...
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 May 2020 18: 20
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      Weapon efficiency, control system inefficiency ...

      - means the complete inefficiency of all weapons as a whole.
  11. Tramp1812 Offline
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 12 May 2020 18: 53
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    They can, if they want!