Iran has an unusual aircraft carrier

Tehran has commissioned one of its most unusual warships - the rebuilt from a tanker the military aircraft carrier "Makran" (the name of the area in eastern Iran), which has become the largest in the history of the Iranian navy. It may carry unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and other military technique... IRNA correspondents write about the new Iranian aircraft carrier, referring to the press service of the country's Navy.

The floating base introduced into the Iranian naval forces has a length of 230 meters. The deck of the ship has sufficient space for the basing of drones, helicopters (up to six rotary-wing vehicles), combat high-speed boats and special forces. The main purpose of "Makran" is to support the operations of the Iranian navy in the distant sea, including the northern Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait.

In addition, the Iranian authorities presented the Zerekh (Bronya) missile corvette, which also entered the disposal of the country's naval forces. Both ships are to take part in short-lived Ecthedar missile maneuvers in the Gulf of Oman. Both "Makran" and "Zerekh" have previously passed the necessary sea trials both near and at the distant sea approaches to the Iranian coast.

The commander of the Iranian naval forces, Rear Admiral Hosseina Khanzadi, noted that other warships of such classes will soon be adopted by the Iranian Navy.
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  1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 15 January 2021 10: 04
    It will be difficult to miss for such a large target !!!
  2. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 15 January 2021 10: 27
    An attempt to pass off a tanker with a built-on platform as an aircraft carrier failed.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 15 January 2021 10: 33
      Something similar was drowned by the "exoset" Argentines, during the Anglo-Argentine conflict in 1982, over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 15 January 2021 10: 41
        Yes, it was. but there it was classified as an auxiliary vessel.
  3. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 15 January 2021 10: 39
    Cheap and cheerful.
    Performs the assigned functions.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 10: 41
    It's high time to convert any decent barge to an unmanned aircraft carrier!
  5. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 15 January 2021 14: 36
    So the first aircraft carriers appeared on the planet. The Iranians followed the proven path, mastering the technology step by step, since no one shares knowledge with them.
  6. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 15 January 2021 18: 24
    I think Russian shipbuilders should take a closer look at this project!
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 January 2021 18: 33
    In fact, everything is correct. If necessary, the Americans use the transporters as helicopter carriers.

    It's just that the Iranians are in a mess.
  8. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 15 January 2021 21: 43
    you can mock Iran as much as you like. But Iran, and unlike the well-known (so far) country (which, by the way, got from the USSR military technical potential, including both equipment and design bureaus and other plops more than any other), so Iran, unlike THESE jumping monkeys, does not whine and does not beg but masters technology and builds what he can and how he can on his own, being under the most severe sanctions. And THESE, managed to scatter, tear and sell all production and all scientific and technical potential inherited from the USSR. so we look and draw conclusions. Remembers how Vukrayna "completed" her Letakonesses wassat
  9. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 16 January 2021 23: 44
    so that's why Iran is seizing a tanker ...
  10. Dear sofa expert. 17 January 2021 01: 59
    For those who have already forgotten, Iran has already done this:

    The navy ... of Iran brought the long-suffering model of an aircraft carrier of the Nimitz type to the Strait of Hormuz. The 200-meter vessel, which was based on a decommissioned and heavily modified barge, was restored after almost complete destruction in the 2015 exercises and is ready for battle again ...

    ... In 2015, Iran, during the Great Prophet IX exercises, brought its model into the strait and destroyed it demonstratively. The ship was attacked by anti-ship cruise missiles fired from the shore, a swarm of small boats and aircraft. Then the IRGC's capture groups climbed onto the burned-out skeleton. The remains of the model were towed to the Bander Abbas base, where they stood for four years at the port's outskirts. In 2019, satellite images showed that Iran is going to restore the "aircraft carrier": in August, the layout was moved to the protected part of the harbor, and by February 2020, it was as good as new ...

    Apparently they will again arrange a demonstrative whipping for impressionable Americans.