One of the things the Iranians think is going to work for them against the U.S. Navy is their strategy of having a lot of small, fast boats go after the Navy’s larger, slower vessels. They will probably have explosives on the boats and plenty of jihadis ready to marty themselves.
Yeah, meet Adam.
A successful test was recently carried out of ‘Adam’, a new military project that fires a high energy laser beam at its target causing destructive damage.
Built by American weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the laser canon was fired out to sea in the recent test, aimed at a small boat which was neutralized within seconds.
There’s a video on the page that I refuse to embed because it’s autoplay and there are too many other things in the code that I don’t care for. But go look at it. It’s fascinating. Also, it bodes ill for the Iranian braggarts.
Fadavi was quoted Tuesday by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying the immense size of the U.S. carriers makes them an “easy target.” He said contingency plans to target American carriers are a priority for the Guard’s naval forces.
“Aircraft carriers are the symbol of America’s military might,” he said. “The carriers are responsible for supplying America’s air power. So, it’s natural that we want to sink the carriers.”
The Revolutionary Guard’s naval forces are separate from the main Iranian navy. They are primarily based in and around the Gulf and include a number of missile boats and fast-attack vessels.
Yes, easy targets. Uh-huh. Because no way in the world will the U.S. Navy have thought of ways to stave off attacks by Iranians in fast boats filled with explosives. Oh. Wait.