Iran moves mock US aircraft carrier for naval drill
ISWNews Analysis Group: Satellite images show that Iran removed the replica of US aircraft carrier built in Bandar Abbas from this port and was transferring it to the Strait of Hormuz.
The replica will likely be used soon for a missile test or in a drill.
The replica resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the US Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the waterway.
The replica carries 16 mock-ups of fighter jets on its deck, according to the satellite photos taken by Maxar Technologies. The vessel appears to be some 200 meters (650 feet) long and 50 meters (160 feet) wide. A real Nimitz is over 300 meters (980 feet) long and 75 meters (245 feet) wide.
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