Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Biggest Joint Wargames in Middle East!!

Autocrazies Unite!!

Hot on the heels of Royal Navy"s recent stop of Commonwealth's attack chopper totin" MV Alaed comes news that Syria, Iran Commonwealth Russia and Collectivist China will be hooking up to act out wargames in Syria's beach front property!!
According to informed sources, 90,000 forces from the four countries will take part in the land and sea wargames due to be held in Syria.

Ground, air and sea forces as well as air defense and missile units of the four countries will take part in the exercises.

Sources also said that Egypt has acceded to grant passage to 12 Chinese warships to sail through the Suez Canal, adding that the military convoy is due to dock at the Syrian harbors in the next two weeks.

Russian atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria at around the same date.

Syria plans to test its coast-to-sea and air defense missiles in the wargames.

A sum of 400 warplanes and 1,000 tanks will also be used in the exercises.

A Syrian official, who asked to remain anonymous, had informed two weeks ago that the drills would be conducted in Syria soon.

Unofficial sources also said the four countries are now busy with taking swift preparatory measures for these biggest-ever wargames in the Middle-East. 

Pic - "Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee." 


sykes.1 said...

No one has any battleships anymore. The last were the US's Iowa class that were retired sometime ago after Persian Gulf I.

When writing about technical matters, ignorance of the relevant jargon entirely discredits the writer. It's like writing a detective novel and referring to a Colt 1911 as a semi-automatic pistol or an AR15 as an assault rifle.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

The Persians all ways crunk up their ship stats. Like their "Jamarand" ship.

Jamaran is actually quite tiny compared to any destroyers built in the last 100 years:

In 1915 Imperial Deutschland sortee'd the G101 class displacing 1,843 tons, 98m (321 feet for the metrically challanged) long and toted 4 85mm guns and six 508mm / 20in torpedo tubes.

Great Satan's WWII DE type from World War II debut'd at 1720 tons, 93 meters long and lovingly killed or maimed any enemies in weapons range with 3 76mm guns, 6 40mm guns, 4 20mm guns, 3 21in torpedo tubes and carried depth charges for the naughty U Boats or Nipponese subs.

In the new millennium, destroyers usually do a displacement of like 3,500 to 9,000 tons.

Great Britain's Daring Class (type 45) does 8,092 tons full load and in the best tradition of Drake and Fisher, rules the waves with Stingray Torpedoes - 4.5" Mk 8 Medium Calibre Gun system; Surface Ship Torpedo Defence system, a fully crunk air defense system along with 60 Royal Marines for fun and games.

Great Satan's Arleigh Burke class tips in at 9,200 tons full load, with a full range of goodies including the Aegeis system along with 32 officers and 348 enlisted sailors.
Since "Jamaran" is significantly tinier than what the wicked woman worshipping West (or China, India, Japan or Pakistan) refer to as 'destroyers' - Jamaran is actually maybe more like a frigate thingy or a guided missile frigate.