In a training exercise known as “Great Prophet Nine,” Iran’s armed forces, the Revolutionary Guard, practiced how to sink a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier using a speedboat attack.
Naval Commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Admiral Ali Fadavi, explained how the carriers “are very big ammunition depots housing a lot of missiles, rockets, torpedoes and everything else,” and a strike by a single missile could result in a “large secondary explosion.”
However, the ship at the center of the attack in the video was merely a model, not the real deal, and American forces say they have little to fear from Iran.
“We’re quite confident of our naval forces’ ability to defend themselves,” said Commander Kevin Stephens, adding. “It seems they’ve attempted to destroy the equivalent of a Hollywood movie set.”