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Gattamalata16 Feb 2012 10:46 a.m. PST


kyoteblue Inactive Member16 Feb 2012 11:04 a.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Feb 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

Do they even have the amphibious capability to take and hold the islands…?

Entirely depends on what the Iranians have there. A few tugboats could be enough.

MiniPatton16 Feb 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

I just checked out the UAE Defense Forces strength – they have 388 LeClerc MBT for a starter. They also have a Marine force equipped with 80 BTR3 (similar to BTR-80) which is amphibious – not sure how far out they need to be launched.

Here is another tidbit;
"Swedish shipbuilder Swede Ship Marine have built four 24 m Amphibious Troop Transport Vessel and one 25 m Fast Supply Vessel for the U.A.E Navy (delivered between 2003 and 2005)."

They seem to be capable of doing it – question is would they…

All the information is from Wikipedia – consume with a grain of salt.

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