Snapshots of Iranian Subs
Open Source GEOINT has some updates on their observation of the Iranian Ghadir subs. These are the cute little green machines that are said ready at an instant t o throw themselves in front of USN Mk46/50/54 ASW torpedoes for the glory of the Islamic Republic and one true god.
“we can confirm a higher number of Ghadir on satellite imagery at any one time than in the past. A review of historical imagery taken during Iran’s Velayat 89 naval war games show at least 6 x Ghadir (possibly 7) at the Bandar-e Abbas naval port on 6 May 2010. According to press reporting, Iran had up to 10 Ghadir in service at the time.” Private analysis state that as many as 18 may exist…..Lets see that beautiful bean footage!
Tonnage: 120 tonnes
Displacement: 115 tons surfaced 
Length: 29 m 
Beam: ~3 m
Draught: ~2.5 m
Propulsion: Diesel-electric propulsion
Speed: 11 knots
Armament: 2 x 533mm torpedoes, mines, can carry the Hoot supercavitating rocket torpedoes.