What a fake aircraft carrier reveals about how Iran plans to take on the US


Last Monday marked the start of “Great Prophet 14,” the latest military exercise by Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.

It included rocket and missile launches, anti-aircraft fire, drone attacks, and ship maneuvers, culminating in an attack a barge designed to look like a US Nimitz-class carrier.

Footage showed the mock carrier carrying fake aircraft and being hit by a missile fired from an underground launcher. Divers attached limpet mines to its hull, armed speedboats circled it, and commandos fast-roped onto its deck from a helicopter.

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