Who hit “Konarak”, Jamaran, e-war or …?
Seventeen days before the incident, US President Donald Trump had threatened to attack Iranian vessels … Less than three weeks later, an Iranian ship in the Oman Sea was strangely destroyed with the potential for electronic warfare measures as the reason. He considers the side of the “enemy” possible.
“On May 11, 2016, a missile hit the” Konarak “ship, belonging to the Navy of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The army initially reported an “accident” with martyrs and several others wounded. Hours later, cyberspace was filled with conflicting news. Official sources said that during a military exercise, the Jamaran was mistakenly targeted by the Konarak. It has a cruise missile. According to official statistics, the incident killed 19 people and injured 15 others.
This official narrative, however, lasted only two days, and the AJA website – the army’s media in cyberspace – released a video that raised another possibility that, if proven true, would completely change the face of the issue.
“The technical defect in the missile produced by the industry was the main reason for this misdiagnosis, but there is also the possibility of electronic warfare by the enemy,” the military said in a video released by the military.
Seventeen days before the incident, US President Donald Trump had threatened to attack Iranian vessels. After several Iranian boats approached one of the American ships, he ordered the American forces to shoot and destroy any Iranian vessel that disturbed the American ships at sea. Less than three weeks later, an Iranian ship was wrecked in the Sea of Oman in a strange way, and the military considers the possibility of electronic warfare by the “enemy” as a possibility.
Whether electronic warfare-related technologies can divert cruise missiles is a question that technical and military experts must answer. However, the military’s assertion of the possibility of electronic warfare reinforces the notion that such a likelihood is technically viable.
The Islamic Republic is trying to advance the US presidential election, which will be held this fall, to its current and managed relationship with the United States, in order to create a better atmosphere between Iran and the United States by defeating Trump. In the current situation where polls in the United States are not to the liking of the president of the United States, any tension, especially of the military type between Iran and the United States, will definitely end in Trump’s favor
Aside from Kenark’s story, it’s not unlikely that Trump will want to disrupt the game and revive his declining chances of winning by creating tension and conflict. Therefore, the intellectuals of Iran are trying to refrain from playing on Trump’s hands in the remaining months before the US elections, and to make the settlement of accounts and interactions conditional on the determination of the next four years in the United States.
“Ultimately, given that what has been said is the only hypothesis – albeit thought-provoking – about this story, let’s go back to the official narrative to find out all the dimensions of the issue: the Jamaran ship accidentally hit its own ship.”
اسامی شهدای عالی مقام نیروی دریایی ارتش در حادثه ناوچه کنارک:
۱- شهید ناوبان دوم الکترونیک جعفر کوهی
۲- شهید ناوبان دوم عرشه اسماعیلپور خسرو
۳- شهید ناوبان دوم مکانیک مصطفی پویانفر
۴- شهید ناوبان سوم برق مهدی رازی
۵- شهید استوار عرشه حسین سپهری اهرمی
۶- شهید ناو استوار عرشه عادل قاسم زاده
۷- شهید ناو استوار دوم برق سید منصور موسوی نژاد
۸- شهید ناو استوار دوم مکانیک سعید یار احمدی
۹- شهید ناو استوار دوم عرشه های سید حامد جعفری
۱۰- شهید مهناوی یکم برق مهدی هاشمی خواه
۱۱- شهید مهناوی یکم مکانیک آرش پاکدل
۱۲- شهید کارمند آشپزخانه محمد ابراهیم کاظمی
۱۳- شهید سرباز وظیفه فخرالدین فلک نازی
۱۴- شهید ناو استوار یکم تفنگدار سید مرتضی خادمی حسینی
۱۵- شهید مهناوی یکم تفنگدار رضا دهقانی
۱۶- شهید مهناوی یکم تفنگدار محمد افشون فر
۱۷- غواص محمد اردنی
۱۸- شهید جوشکار آرمان سرحدی
۱۹- شهید استوار برق محمد صیادی
Iranian Navy statement
According to the statement, the vessel was a false target about 16 kilometers away. In general, the Navy yesterday tried to test the missile from the class, possibly with a high range (training in real combat conditions). The Konarak ship is responsible for transporting the false target (towed target) to the test area and moves towards the safe area after placing the false target.
This is due to a definite human error
The rocket was fired from a distance of +200 km before the rocket entered the safe zone, and the missile reached the relative target range before the rocket left the hotspot area.
The Qadir anti-ship missile has an active fuzzy array radar with a range of approximately 90 km. In addition, there are several passive antennas that are tasked with exploring radar waves to resist electronic warfare and distinguish the main target from the false target.
Another issue with the Qadir missile is the ability to analyze the target RCS, meaning that you, as the missile user, by making radar models of the RCS analysis, add friend and foe vessels to the missile data for accurate analysis and detection so that the missile is in one space. The hustle and bustle of the enemy’s military flotilla is self-contained (alongside the IFF) and commercial floating
One of the hypotheses is that the missile’s data was defective and the missile could not tell the difference between a false target from a submarine or a blind shot to the target range.
At this point, the Konarak ship’s radar is considered by the passive system as the enemy, and the false target is identified as the deception of the Konarak ship, and since, unfortunately, the Konarak ship does not have a friendly detection system from the enemy (at least so far IFF antenna).
The combination of these factors and the complete error of the training supervisor has caused this unfortunate event, because this would not have happened if the supervisor had done his job correctly and had not allowed the firing of the Konarak frigate to fire before the full exit.
I hope that the Navy will accept its mistake, at least in this case, to act once and for all, in accordance with international law, and that the observer will be demoted and will be tried in a military court.
As for how the vessel was destroyed, the missile entered the ship from the left side of the deck in the middle of the ventilation tower. The Indian class of a ship is essentially a light supply base with an aluminum base and no armor resistance, which is why the missile warhead does not work. Armor penetration is for explosion inside the body)
Of course, there are rumors that the missile did not have a warhead, and again from the cases where I have no information, whether with a warhead without a warhead, the effect of the explosion is not seen in the vessel. In fact, the rocket’s own propulsive energy, in the form of an AP launch, engulfed the aluminum body and caused the floating fuel tanks to explode, as well set to the fire. However, whatever I say does not diminish the bitterness of this incident, and in general, I have nothing but patience for the hot families who have seen God, their souls are full of mercy.
Kadir Iranian Marine Cruise Missile
(The missile that destroyed the Kenarak vessel)
A large Iranian cruise missile made in 1993. The missile is mass-produced by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Support and is owned by the Navy and the Revolutionary Guards Navy. The missile is capable of launching from warships as well as naval missile launchers.
This missile has the same appearance as previous generations of Iranian cruise missiles, including Qader and Noor, etc., but it is similar to Qadir only in appearance, and in fact it is the most different missile in Iran from its previous generations. The differences between this missile and previous generations include:
- Using a new engine
- Increased explosive cargo
- Install a new radar antenna in the nose
- Increased missile radar antenna scanning range
- Increase the scanning angle of the missile radar antenna
- Ability to deal with electronic warfare
- Ability to detect enemy radar disruptors
- The new generation of control steering system
This missile has a speed of about 0.9 Mach and its range reaches 300 km and is a very suitable option for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy missile defense shield as well as the Revolutionary Guards navy, which is stationed along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea and can If necessary, deal with any foreign invasion on the appropriate board.
(An accident that occurred two days ago due to a human error and a calculation error for the Konarak submarine. Perhaps if the moment of training had been a little more careful so that the Konarak submarine would have safely moved away from the target range and away from the training target, such a heartbreaking event would not have occurred. Earlier, unfortunately, a similar incident occurred during the IRGC naval exercise near the port of Mahshahr, and the IRGC’s destroyed cruise destroyed a fishing launcher that was within range of the target, killing its crew. We hope no similar incident occurs.)