3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US

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3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US 5
3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US 5

(Dan Tri) – Although Iran’s force balance is said to be `inferior` to that of the United States, Tehran also has certain powerful weapons that can help the country gain the upper hand if a military conflict occurs.

The Iranian army shows off its strength during the parade

According to National Interest, except for North Korea, no country in the post-Cold War era can challenge the US as much as Iran.

This is a potentially risky strategy for Iran.

To compensate for its weaknesses, Iran pursues a military doctrine based on deterrence, focusing on three main strengths including an expanded ballistic missile arsenal, asymmetric naval warfare (especially

Sejjil missile

Iran’s Sejjil 2 missile during launch in 2009. (Photo: UPI)

The sharpest tool in Iran’s military doctrine is its large-scale ballistic missile arsenal.

The Sejjil-1 missile and its successor Sejjil-2 are perhaps the most fearsome weapons.

In a testimony before Congress in November 2009, former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the Sejjil missile has a range of about 2,000 – 2,500 km.

The Sejjil-2 missile was first tested in 2009 and will likely continue to be developed.

Sejjil-2’s biggest strength is accuracy, something Iran’s ballistic missiles often lack.

Ghadir class submarine

3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US

Ghadir-class submarine (Photo: Sputnik)

Perhaps Iran’s biggest threat is the ability to block oil shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, where up to 20% of oil supplies pass through before reaching the consumer market.

Submarines will play an invaluable role for Iran if it seeks to close the Strait of Hormuz.

Military and commercial ships passing through the Arabian Gulf follow predictable routes.

3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US

Location of the Strait of Hormuz (Photo: Washington Post)

Iran has many types of submarines, but its growing fleet of 150-ton Ghadir-class submarines is considered a particularly dangerous weapon in any conflict.

Each Ghadir submarine has two 533 mm torpedo tubes, can lay mines, and is also used to transport and deliver special forces into enemy territory.

Iran’s submarines are not overrated in terms of quality, but for Iran’s naval capabilities, quantity is what matters.

“The quietest submarine in the world is one that lies on a sandy seabed.

Khalij-e Fars missile

3 weapons help Iran `turn the tide` in the confrontation with the US

Khalij Fars missile during military parade in Iran.

The Khalij-e Fars anti-ship ballistic missile is another `formidable` weapon in Iran’s naval capabilities.

Often called Iran’s `aircraft carrier killer,` the Khalij-e Fars (also known as the `Persian Gulf` missile) is a supersonic solid-fuel anti-ship ballistic missile with a range of 300 km and a

Iranian media describes the Khalij-e Fars as the most advanced and important missile of the Iranian Navy.

Khalij-e Fars was first tested in 2011 and has been tested regularly since then.

Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Majid Bokayee proudly announced: `We witnessed the withdrawal of the US naval fleet in the Persian Gulf after the first test of the Khalij-e Fars missile.`

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