MW: Iranian air defense will not cope with the firepower of the American submarine "Ohio"


The USS Georgia (SSGN 729) Ohio-class nuclear submarine with more than 100 cruise missiles on board entered the Persian Gulf, warning Iran, writes the American edition of Military Watch.


After passing through the Strait of Hormuz, nuclear submarine approached to Iranian waters, making the entire territory of Iran a zone of reach for their missiles. The submarine is stationed there along with a pair of missile cruisers of the Ticonderoga class, the USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). The deployment of the US Navy compound happened a few weeks before the anniversary murders high-ranking Iranian military man Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad (Iraq).

The Ohio-class submarines have few competitors in the world in terms of firepower, each of them capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk missiles with a range of up to 2500 km. This makes them ideal for attacking Iranian territory saturated with a variety of air defense systems, despite the fact that the Tomahawks are relatively slow and not so difficult to shoot down. The most modern air defense system S-300PMU-2, available in Iran, is capable of intercepting no more than 32 missiles at a time, so the Iranian air defense system will in any case not cope with a massive raid of cruise missiles.

However, Ohio submarines usually carry about two-thirds of the indicated number of missiles. The rest of the space is used to carry other vehicles. For example, a variety of unmanned aerial vehicles or mini-submarines for special forces units engaged in covert operations ashore.

The Ohio nuclear submarine may pose a threat to Iran's security for other reasons. Tomahawk missiles cannot hit well-fortified targets such as nuclear facilities and underground command centers. But they are capable of delivering dozens of simultaneous strikes against other targets across the country, from sewage treatment plants to power plants and airport runways, destroying infrastructure and the economy State.

At the same time, "Ohio" face some risk, trying to operate too close to Iranian waters, primarily due to the presence of the Iranians a significant fleet of small submarines that Iran acquired from the DPRK. They are very quiet and are well suited for fighting other submarines.
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  1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
    kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 12: 12
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    A hundred "axes" are serious, given the accuracy of the hit. Air defense of Iran, leaves much to be desired. The possibility of destroying the carrier remains.

    primarily due to the fact that the Iranians have a significant fleet of small submarines, which Iran acquired from the DPRK. They are very quiet and are well suited for dealing with other submarines.

    If you believe the author of the article on the quality of p / l purchased in the DPRK.
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 24 December 2020 12: 56
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      Hundreds of "axes" are serious, given the accuracy of the hit. Air defense of Iran

      Given the accuracy of hitting "axes" in Syria, this is still a grandmother in two ...

      If you believe the author of the article on the quality of p / l purchased in the DPRK.

      They build them themselves hi
      https://iz.ru/847672/iurii-liamin/podlodka-dlia-aiatolly-novoe-popolnenie-vms-irana
      1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
        kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 13: 08
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        Quote: 123
        They build them themselves

        I got acquainted. Thank you. hi
        But so far this boat is the only one in its class. Let's add 3 of our "Halibuts", which are already under 25. Silenok, not enough! But with proper use, they can "make a rustle".
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 12: 26
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    Question.
    Can a hundred Tomahawks decide the outcome of the war? How many are there in Ohio? Ammunition is limited. Suppose Ohio has released the entire hundred. And even struck something there on the territory of Iran. What's next? Iran will surrender? Or retaliate against the tankers and block the strait?
    War is not one blow. Even if he is super successful.
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 12: 36
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      Quote: Bakht
      Can a hundred Tomahawks decide the outcome of the war? How many are there in Ohio? Ammunition is limited. Suppose Ohio has released the entire hundred. And even struck something there on the territory of Iran.

      The first target of the "axes" will be the Iranian air defense system, and then, according to the scenario, the aviation will finish off the rest.
      Fortunately, given the presence of bases in that region and the capabilities of an aircraft carrier, this will be enough. Do not forget the possibilities of Israel, and it will fit in.

      Quote: Bakht
      War is not one blow. Even if he is super successful.

      Technically, technologically, financially, priority is on the side of Iran's opponents, although they can throw a pod on the amers ..
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 13: 42
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        Destroy the country's air defense with a hundred Tomahawks? According to media reports, over the past five to ten years, the Iranian air defense system (as well as coastal anti-ship complexes) has been built and controlled by Chinese officers. According to some information, there are several thousand of them in Iran.

        Good. I asked a question and got an answer. Even two. For
        the destruction of Iran's air defense (rather big country) is enough one submarine and one aircraft carrier.
        Sadly ....
        1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
          kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 15: 16
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          Quote: Bakht
          Good. I asked a question and got an answer. Even two. For
          the destruction of Iran's air defense (rather big country) is enough one submarine and one aircraft carrier.
          Sadly ....

          You missed the US bases I wrote about and the capabilities of the Israeli Armed Forces.
          In the Persian Gulf, the number of the US Armed Forces is approximately 40 thousand people: 7500 - in Qatar, 5000 - in Bahrain, about 3 thousand in the UAE, slightly less in the SA and Oman.
          1. Military base of the "Fifth Flotilla" of the United States in Bahrain In the western part of Bahrain, the US "Fifth Flotilla" is stationed. The pier of the "Fifth Flotilla" is located in the western part of the city of Manama; from two to five destroyers and about ten military boats are deployed at the base. There are also other high-speed vessels at the berth. A military airfield for helicopters and aircraft of the US Navy is located nearby.
          2. Military base in Bagram.
          At the present time, units of the "10th Mountain Division", detachments of marines and the 455th group of the US Air Force are stationed at this base.
          3. Military base "al-Adid" in Qatar
          American center for the preparation of air operations in the Middle East.
          4. Military base "Tumrit" in Oman

          Currently, 26 thousand US Air Force units are deployed in the Arab state.
          5. Sheikh Isa military base in Bahrain

          The base is equipped with S-17 and R-3 aircraft and F-16 fighters. The 379th Air Corps is one of the most combat-ready units of the US Air Force, equipped with the latest jet aircraft.
          We will add the capabilities of the Israeli Air Force and Navy to suppress Iranian air defenses and launch missile attacks on targets.
          Indeed ..... sad! hi
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 15: 38
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            Only the Air Force should be considered. Everything else can be ignored. That Israel will fit in is not clear today.
            For example, for the operation against Iraq, an order of magnitude more forces were involved. That is ten times more.
            For a short blow, strength is enough. Absolutely not enough for protracted hostilities. No one will predict the consequences. But I strongly doubt Iran will surrender after the first strike.
            I hope it doesn't come to that. But the time for easy walks for the US Armed Forces is over.
            1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
              kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 19: 02
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              Quote: Bakht
              That Israel will fit in is not clear today.

              Quote: Bakht
              But the time for easy walks for the US Armed Forces is over.

              Wait and see! hi
            2. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
              kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 19: 07
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              Quote: Bakht
              Only the Air Force should be considered. Everything else can be ignored.

              Is it? And what about the amerovsky destroyers at the naval bases? EMNIP, if these are "berks", then they have fifty missiles on them.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 20: 04
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                Yes, it is possible. But in due time articles were written "the fleet against the coast". It seems from Gorshkov in his "Sea Power of the State". Well, they will smash the air defense of Iran (if smashed). So, what is next? Iran will wipe out and keep silent? No matter what they say about the Air Force and naval missiles, they do not solve the war. You can strike. Quite possibly successful. Something tells me that the Strait of Hormuz will close. Perhaps it will close for a long time.
                And yet - to decide on such a blow, you must have eggs made of stainless steel. Or a head without brains. I'm not talking about an answer. Iran has short military arms. But the economy could suffer. And not only Iran.
                1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
                  kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 December 2020 23: 18
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                  Quote: Bakht
                  Well, they will smash the air defense of Iran (if smashed). So, what is next? Iran will wipe out and keep silent?

                  Of course, a massive attack by cruise missiles, and in the future the use of aviation, will cause significant damage to Iran's defense capability. Along the way, the Americans will smash the poison. center and bases of the Navy.
                  Iran will not get lost and if it has something to answer, it will. There will be no land operation.

                  Quote: Bakht
                  Something tells me that the Strait of Hormuz will close. Perhaps it will close for a long time.

                  Well, it plays into our hands. The price of oil will jump sharply. laughing hi
                  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 25 December 2020 11: 18
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                    What is a massive strike? I remember a "massive strike" by cruise missiles at Syrian targets. 60 Tomahawks at one Ash-Shayrat airfield in April 2017. The next day, the airbase resumed flights.
                    So a hundred (even two hundred) Tomahawks on several objects, personally, I doubt about the "massiveness".
                    The nuclear facilities are covered by the air defense forces not of the army, but of the guards of the Islamic Revolution. But this is a small difference. Maybe the level of training is a little higher. But the naval base is interesting. The fact is that this summer, Iran and China signed a Comprehensive Agreement on Mutual Development. China has invested (and continues to invest) billions in Iran's maritime infrastructure. We are talking about the purchase (lease) of several seaports of Iran. And maybe even islands. Everything to ensure China's oil interests. China has already invested 2 billion in the development of just one field. Experts do not exclude the possibility of a Chinese naval base in Iran to ensure China's oil interests. In the near future, a Chinese naval group may appear in the Persian Gulf (or in the Arabian Sea).
                    The military can plan whatever strikes they want. Experts can predict the effectiveness of these strikes. But the decision is made by the country's political leadership. And it is guided not only by military considerations. Political considerations take precedence over any military considerations.
                    Wait and see.
      2. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 26 December 2020 15: 42
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        given the presence of bases in that region and the capabilities of an aircraft carrier, this will be sufficient.

        If you draw a smallEkim in the picture of Iran, and a larger aircraft carrier with a submarine. Something tells, this method will not make the problem quickly solved.

        Technically, technologically, financially, priority is on the side of Iran's opponents, ..

        As always, the human factor will remain decisive.
    2. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 24 December 2020 12: 43
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      Can a hundred Tomahawks decide the outcome of the war?

      This is not a war. This is a limited operation if it happens. The forces that are now assembled in the Persian Gulf, which are about 250 Tomahawks, carrier-based aircraft and B-52 bombers, are quite enough for serious damage to the Iranian nuclear program.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 13: 34
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        250 tomahawks, carrier-based aircraft plus B-52 strategists, this is certainly not a war. What then?
        The question is - will Iran agree with this interpretation or will it launch operations against tankers?
        Western "analysts" have long raved about the ideas of "limited war in a remote theater of operations." Not sure if they are right.
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 24 December 2020 14: 02
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          will start operations against tankers

          Will dirtiest the entire bay, which is why he himself will suffer.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 December 2020 14: 37
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            Of course it will suffer. But who thinks about it during the war? The cost of war has been increasing all the time over the past 2000 years.
  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 23: 38
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    Israel's participation in such a conflict is unlikely due to the inexpediency and limited opportunities. Only in the event of an Iranian attack on Israel.
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 25 December 2020 17: 41
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    Will Bushehr be smashed too? West wind, radioactive cloud will go to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Eastern - to the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. All this is very exotic ...)))
  5. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 19: 52
    +1
    And the American air defense also failed when the base was bombed .. all the missiles hit the target ..
  6. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 19: 57
    +3
    Quote: Bakht
    Question.
    Can a hundred Tomahawks decide the outcome of the war? How many are there in Ohio? Ammunition is limited. Suppose Ohio has released the entire hundred. And even struck something there on the territory of Iran. What's next? Iran will surrender? Or retaliate against the tankers and block the strait?
    War is not one blow. Even if he is super successful.

    That's right .. and Iran will not only snap, but hit so that half of the American bases in the trash, plus a strike on aircraft carriers, Israeli Air Force bases .. to walk like this .. once the conflict is ripe, it will hit hard .. there is no point in being delicate .. amers are waiting for a bloodbath ...
  7. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 20: 02
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    Do not forget the possibilities of Israel, and it will fit in.

    Well, if they have time .. Iran will throw hundreds of missiles at them, that half of Israel and military bases will be in ruins, Hezbollah will add there! In general, horror ... they will have no time for Iran ...
  8. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 20: 05
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    Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
    Will Bushehr be smashed too? West wind, radioactive cloud will go to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Eastern - to the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. All this is very exotic ...)))

    Bushehr cannot be beaten! this is a war crime! tribunal!
    and if so stupid and still remove it, in response, they will receive a blow on Israeli nuclear facilities at the nuclear center in the city of Dimona on days
  9. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 20: 07
    +1
    Quote: AlexZN
    Israel's participation in such a conflict is unlikely due to the inexpediency and limited opportunities. Only in the event of an Iranian attack on Israel.

    Here you are right .. Israel does not have the strength to butt with Iran, which will digest it quickly .. Israel is enough that the United States has entered, this is what it needs ..
  10. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 20: 14
    +1
    Quote: kapitan92
    Quote: Bakht
    Well, they will smash the air defense of Iran (if smashed). So, what is next? Iran will wipe out and keep silent?

    Of course, a massive attack by cruise missiles, and in the future the use of aviation, will cause significant damage to Iran's defense capability. Along the way, the Americans will smash the poison. center and bases of the Navy.
    Iran will not get lost and if it has something to answer, it will. There will be no land operation.

    Quote: Bakht
    Something tells me that the Strait of Hormuz will close. Perhaps it will close for a long time.

    Well, it plays into our hands. The price of oil will jump sharply. laughing hi

    You missed the possibility that Iran will strike at the same time .. why would Iran wait out the US strikes .. an instant counterstrike with missiles and the enemy's opportunity will be sharply reduced, as there will be serious damage and loss of forces and resources from the US, casualties of the military, etc. authority .. The world will see the correctness of Iran, which did not attack anyone but defends itself .. The United States and Israel are turning into a miserable group of rogue states like Nazi Germany and Japan. How it ended - everyone knows
  11. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 25 December 2020 20: 24
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    Quote: Bakht
    Iran has short military arms. But the economy could suffer. And not only Iran.

    The Millennium Challenge 2002 is a massive exercise conducted by the US Armed Forces in mid-2002. The scope of the exercises allows us to call them the largest budgetary exercises in American military history. American General Paul Van Riper, who inflicted the greatest defeat on the United States. The exercises, which cost the treasury $ 2002 million, included both tactical exercises of personnel and computer simulations of combat operations. MC250 was planned as a grand test of future military "transformations" - the transition to new network technologies of warfare, providing more powerful weapons and tactics. In the simulated clash, US forces were identified as "Blue" and Iranian forces as red. The massive attack of the Reds overloaded the computers of the Aegis naval air defense system, the carrier-based aircraft did not manage to take off, turning into a heap of smoking metal. As a result, the nuclear aircraft carrier was "sunk", 02 cruisers, destroyers and frigates, as well as 10 landing ships and UDC were heavily damaged. The equivalent of success in a real conflict would have killed 5 US sailors. The game was urgently stopped, none of the participants expected such a situation. Van Riper hoped that the Blues would develop new plans and the game would continue until the complete destruction of the US Navy. But the ending was enchanting. The scenario of the game was changed to ensure victory for the blue fleet. Van Riper was ordered to turn off the radars and stop shooting down enemy aircraft. Among other insane conditions, it was announced that the ships that had sunk to the bottom were "restored to buoyancy." After that, the exercises continued according to the basic plan. But already without van Riper. The offended general did not want to participate in them anymore. The sunken ships cannot emerge and continue the battle, there was no fair play. In a real combat clash, this meant a complete defeat of the US military formations! Technically Iran could have defeated the US in the Gulf back in 12! Iran today is much more armed to destroy any enemy! Iran today already has excellent precision missile systems. Iran is among 2002 countries with technologies for the production of high-precision missiles.
  12. Persians need to drown such a byaka in the Strait of Hormuz with torpedoes or mines
  13. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 26 December 2020 10: 49
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    Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
    Persians need to drown such a byaka in the Strait of Hormuz with torpedoes or mines

    Not yet, hostilities have not begun yet ..
  14. associate professor_2 (Srul Solomonovich) 10 January 2021 04: 49
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    Additional confirmation of the need to have a stash of nuclear warheads ...