"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has a message," the agency(Fars) quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying.Well Fars and Reuters are behind the curve on this as numerous other agencies have been reporting on this for the last few days w/ details as to which ships are involved.
Iranian officials said last month that the fleet consisted of the destroyer Sabalan and the logistic helicopter carrier Khark, which will be on a three-month mission.Ah, clumsy Iranian propaganda, like when they photoshopped missile launches awhile back.
The 'Destroyer' is the Sabalan, a 40 yr old British built Vosper Mk V class (Alvand Class) Frigate.
And what does one picture when you think of a 'Helicopter Carrier'? Something like this maybe?
Yeah, not so much. The Khark(g) is a 30 yr old Ol class helicopter 'carrying' logistics ship.
So congratulations to the Iranian Navy for getting a (semi-modern) ship to the other side of the world. Welcome to the 20th century.