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Feb 25, 2015
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Iranian Missiles Sink Life-Size Model of U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Strait of Hormuz Navy Drill

#4799 | 04:50
Source: Al-Alam Network (Iran)

During a February 25, 2015 naval drill by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, some 20 missiles and 400 shells were launched from land, air, and sea at a life-size model of an aircraft carrier of a "hypothetical enemy." According to the Iranian Tasnim News Agency, the model was of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

Following are excerpts:

Reporter: So far, four missiles have been fired, and in the following phases of the drill, twenty missiles will be fired. The smoke billows above the aircraft carrier model, after it was hit by the missiles of the first phase of the drill. The aircraft carrier is being targeted from the left and from the right.


The model aircraft carrier has been hit thus far by 12 missiles. The enemy aircraft carrier was now hit by a Fateh-110 missile. It was fired from a mobile sea launcher. A Fateh-110 is one of the missiles that hit the model aircraft carrier of the hypothetical enemy. Two missiles with a range of 270 km are supposed to be launched… This is footage of one of these missiles. This is the sound of the missile that was launched at the model aircraft carrier of the hypothetical enemy. It will hit it from the left.


You are about to witness the launching of ballistic missiles. This is the second surface-to-sea ballistic missile launched towards the model aircraft carrier of the hypothetical enemy.


When the 15-minute second phase ends, 400 shells will hit the model aircraft carrier of the hypothetical enemy.


This drill sends a message of peace to the countries of the region, and demonstrates the naval strength of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


The Iranian vessels and speedboats continue to besiege the model aircraft carrier of the enemy, and they begin to shell it, increasing the fire. As mentioned before, 400 shells are meant to hit the model aircraft carrier, in less than 15 minutes. The shells are now raining down upon the model aircraft carrier.


Missiles were launched from the ports of Jask and Hormuz. These missiles travel five meters above the water to avoid being detected by the radars in the area.


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