The Iranian Navy

So we mentioned yesterday the Iranian Navy has announced plans to deploy off our coast. I doubt any of you suffered from the vapors upon hearing this. It’s not and never has been a power projection force.

The Office of Naval Intelligence has published a brief overview of the Iranian Navy.

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The Iranian Navy has focused instead on denying use of neighboring seas to us, and to the ability to close the Straits of Hormuz to commercial traffic.

While the Iranians are unlikely to be able to fully deny us access, they do have an ability to seriously disrupt commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf.