OIL TANKER ATTACKS ECHO PERSIAN GULF'S 1980S 'TANKER WAR' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

OIL TANKER ATTACKS ECHO PERSIAN GULF'S 1980S 'TANKER WAR'

Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War."

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Ethan Allen and...

Propulsion and Harpoon anti-shipping missiles are probably what hit the tankers. Quiter than diesel-electric and can stay down for weeks without surfacing.

What makes the Rehav and its predecessor the Tanin so capable and dangerous to its foes is that it uses Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) to stay submerged for weeks at a time. This opens up an operations envelope that was long only accessible to much more complex and expensive nuclear-powered submarines. Not only that, but the Dolphin 2 class’s version of AIP propulsion uses fuel cell technology, which is extremely quiet even by AIP submarine standards.
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/israels-newest-and-most-advanced-sub...

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