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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar AbbasPrior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas.

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June shows the mockup floating west of the peninsular breakwaters at the Iranian naval base. The mockup was used in the Great Prophet 9 exercise earlier this year to demonstrate Iran’s resolve in closing the Strait of Hormuz.

Imagery shows that it had been towed away from its berthing position (27.141731 56.201896) in late May where it was observed during mobilization in January and after exercises in March.

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