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Iran May Have Aircraft Carrier Destroying Missile

Iran May Have Aircraft Carrier Destroying Missile

The Russian state owned arms manufacturing firm Novator Design Bureau in Yekaterinburg was aggressively marketing the “Sizzler” anti ship missile at last month’s IDEX 2007, said Steve Zaloga, a missile analyst with the Teal Group, a Fairfax, Virginia-based defense research organization. The IDEX is the Middle East’s largest weapons exposition.


The Sizzler is a weapon that the US Navy has known about for six years but still has not developed a proven defense system to counter the threat. The Sizzler is a unique highly dangerous missile. Conventional anti ship missiles fly at sub sonic speeds and fly in a straight line. They therefore can be tracked and brought down by multi layed anti missile defense systems deployed on American aircraft carriers.

The Sizzler is a much more capable and dangerous weapon. “This is a carrier-destroying weapon,” said Orville Hanson, who evaluated weapons systems for 38 years with the Navy. “That’s its purpose.”

The Sizzler can be launched from a new class of silent diesel powered submarines. It starts out at subsonic speeds but about ten miles from a target the warhead separates from the projectile and a rocket fires increasing the missiles velocity to three times the speed of sound, about 2,000 miles per hour. As if the high speed didn’t present enough of a challenge to an aircraft carrier’s defense system the Sizzler is capable of sharp high speed evasive maneuvers that makes it highly difficult to defend against.

The Chinese are known to have deployed these missiles. If the Chinese ever decide to invade Taiwan American aircraft carriers at their current level of protection may prove to be defenseless against the Sizzler threat.

The Russians are known to have had talks with the Iranians about selling them Sizzler missiles. With tensions in the Gulf region heating up one would guess that the Iranians would convert some of their oil money into Sizzler missiles. With Sizzler missiles deployed the multi billion dollar United States aircraft carriers with their 5,500 man crews would be extremely vulnerable not only to crippling attacks but to being completely destroyed.

The Sizzler was developed with one thing only as its mission. That is to destroy aircraft carriers. Aircraft carriers are at the heart of any US offensive warfare strategy.

If indeed the carriers safety is gravely endangered by the Sizzler missile, and in the event of a conflict even one US carrier was lost, the prospect of an immediate escalation to nuclear weapons on the part of US naval battle groups would be high. Since the Sizzler is fired from a new class of fast and silent diesel powered submarines a “ring of fire” would likely be laid down by any remaining US aircraft carriers in the area in an effort to “clear” the area of any remaining threats.

The deployment of Sizzler missiles by countries that are potentially hostile to the US is a Pentagon war planners nightmare. No doubt a serious carrier incident in the Straits of Hormuz or in the Straits of Taiwan would have a lasting long term effect on US strategic planning.

The age of multi billion dollar aircraft carrier battle groups being able to quickly project American might into areas of the world defended by Sizzler missiles or perhaps more advanced future missile systems would likely come to an abrupt end.


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Added: Jun-18-2007 
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  • So, if America is worried about these missiles, why are they provoking the holders of said missiles? Are they willing to sacrifice thousands of American sailors so they can unleash the nuclear saber they keep rattling?
    This is the kind of drama the world could do without.

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  • too_much_noise: "If Iran ever sunk a U.S. carrier, you'd have to scrape the remains of the country off the desert floor with a spatula."
    If the U.S were to drop one bomb in Iran..you'd have a situation on your hands that would make Iraq look like 4th of July firecrackers, make no mistake. Oh and btw you stupid ignorant fuck, Iran is not a desert country.

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  • Iran need to end capital punishment along with the USA, please

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  • drivin98: "So, if America is worried about these missiles, why are they provoking the holders of said missiles? Are they willing to sacrifice thousands of American sailors so they can unleash the nuclear saber they keep rattling?
    This is the kind of drama the world could do without."
    We're not provoking them. We're just being very strict. I don't think we should attack Iran though. I've known many people from there, and they are NOT their government. A concept people should grasp, More..

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  • AddictiveFZ1: "Iran need to end capital punishment along with the USA, please"
    lol

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  • If Iran ever sunk a U.S. carrier, you'd have to scrape the remains of the country off the desert floor with a spatula.

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  • The concept of an aircraft carrier is as worthless nowadays as the battleship was during WWII.
    The only reason we have been successful with our aircraft carriers is that to date we have never fought an enemy that had any real military capability. its easy to win when you beat up weak 3rd world nations under sanction for over a decade.

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  • ataking iran would definatlly will be a big mistake

    with nasty qusegvcences on bouth sides:)

    i would be iran president i would luch about 7 sizles

    on each us carries on the first day ,

    scuk those bitches:)

    last time some rusians flew over oen fo the carriers:)
    while they was sctarching there ases at breakfast time:)

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  • I have some issues with this. I'm not discounting the effectiveness of the weapon, but it's fired from a diesel sub. It doesn't matter how "silent" the subs are they still need to surface to charge there batteries. In addition, if the US has the capability to track and stalk the newest generation Russian subs, then they can track, stalk, and attack any diesel sub.
    Another question i must rasie is if the US has known about this weapon for six years, do you think the US has been sitting More..

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  • AddictiveFZ1: "Iran need to end capital punishment along with the USA, please"
    Capital punishment and anti-ship missiles...I fail to see the connection. Are suggesting the US is using those sentenced to death as a type of anti-missile chaff...I think you might be on to something

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  • As for any Iranian reading and responding especially for persianguyagain2007..I hope we blow the living hell out of your country and there is nobody left but sand, oil, and a few camels. I spit on your nation!!! Bush made one big mistake.. not hitting Iran first!
    You persians will see your day soon!!!!

    Posted Jul-7-2008 By 

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  • one nuke fired into your country and you wont have to worry about the usa going in to your country to get the oil, it'll be raining oil for days ha ha ha

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  • savagesteve13: "The concept of an aircraft carrier is as worthless nowadays as the battleship was during WWII.
    The only reason we have been successful with our aircraft carriers is that to date we have never fought an enemy that had any real military capability. its easy to win when you beat up weak 3rd world nations under sanction for over a decade."
    What? ahem, youre wrong.

    over the horizon capability is huge! #1 reason china doesnt scare us......zero carriers.

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  • Unless these missles move faster than the speed of light, Im really not sure how effective they would be. You can't out run a chemical laser.

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  • haha what a stupid BS write up. I rather tickle my balls then read it.

    Posted Jan-11-2008 By 

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  • I guess that guy who wrote this piece forgot about the missle defence system aboard the carriers. Try to fly anything past the automated gattling guns and see what happens to the fancy missle !!!!

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  • The Sizzler? What is this, Marvel comics? This sounds like something out of a really bad action movie.



    lol the Sizzler...

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  • I thought that the Iranians were "building" not "buying" weapons systems, go figure....truth and honesty by LL posters...comes into question now!!

    I LOVE the photo...the thread is talking about "anti-shipping missiles" and yet the photo is of an badly laid...amateurish dispersment of anti- tank mines...unburied...laying on the surface...what a SPECTACULAR demonstration of the incompetence of the IA!

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  • The 3M-54E 'sizzler' is real, but how this post depicts its invulnerability to current defense systems is NOT.

    The 'sizzler' is roughly comparable to current anti-ship missiles like the American HARPOON missile, except it is smaller and has a shorter range..


    None the less, I like how the source is conveniently left absent (there isn't one.)

    This is an awful lot of wishful thinking.

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  • this threat is real enough
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M-54_Klub
    nice post fhed980
    dont forget to respect your enemy US people ,judging by your playground im bigger than you behaviour i doubt it

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  • Yo bizzles, yo are fizzld fo rizzl by sizzle.

    Posted Apr-28-2009 By 

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  • Oh my watch out !!

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