Are U.S. naval warships capable of taking out the Iranian small fast boats with relative ease?

Or are U.s. warships vulnerable to these crafts?

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  • kejjer
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Of course they are vulnerable---to an explosive laden boat--if it can get close enough--Machine guns and RPG--well not so much--except the exposed crew.

    But--I'm fairly sure if a shooting incident happened--against the a few US frigates and anything the IRANIANS had--it would be one sided and a very short engagement.

    Of course the Iranians do have a lot of Chinese made SILKWORM missiles----capable of knocking out almost any ship---the US defense against these "SEA SKIMMING MISSILES" is the Phalanx weapons system.

    But the Iranians have a lot of those MISSILES!

    Source(s): that thing on my shoulders.
  • 1 decade ago

    That was part of the maneuver the Iranians used to determine that. Whether deck guns and missile launchers could accomplish sufficient degrees of declination to aim and hit the gunboats at close range. And they can.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, they have 50 cal guns that can cut those boats in half.

  • 1 decade ago

    Absulotely easy to take them down with no problem as long as they have the orders to do it

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  • 1 decade ago

    It would be like Godzilla vs Bambi

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Without question

  • 1 decade ago

    They are, but the US Gov may be looking for any excuse to go to war with Iran.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have you seen the guns on those things

  • 1 decade ago

    the Phalanx CIWS would take them out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS

  • 1 decade ago

    didnt you see...it was a hoax

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