No doubt all our readers will have seen on the news and Internet extensive coverage of the Iranian Great Prophet 5 naval exercises in which various types of Iranian armed speedboats tear around the Gulf, using a years worth of training ammunition (well that would be the case if it were RN) and setting off pyro laden special effects explosions that Hollywood would be proud of.
Mike over at New Wars suggests that Special Warfare Combatant Craft, a heavily armed ‘underwater knife fighting team’ of gung ho US Naval Special Forces may be an answer to the threat.
The british Armed Forces can always be relied on to add a dash of humour; this is a video of Royal Artillery (not the RM as usually reported) having a spot of fun on a beach at Al Faw in Iraq. As usual, there are several versions of events, it was a training run for an operation later on, it was a setup and it was a demonstration of the benefits of hovercraft.
Whatever the truth, this never gets old!