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Iran mocks up US aircraft carrier
A two-thirds scale model of a United States Navy Nimitz class aircraft carrier has been seen in satellite imagery in the harbour at Bandar Abbas, complete with 14 dummy fighter jets on its flight deck. Iran built a similar mock-up aircraft carrier in February 2015, which was attacked during Exercise Payambar-e Azam 9 (Great Prophet 9) by swarms of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) speedboats and jet skis, boarded by special forces and eventually sunk by anti-ship missiles fired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Nedaja).
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