Optical guided missiles and drones still have to enter defense envelope of a Bavar 373/laser system/CIWS/Pantsir system that is now on at least 2-3 cruisersRCS is for radar imaging only. You have to evade optical and IR drones and satellites and also sonars. In Persian Gulf and our side of Indian Ocean it is tough to hide.
Low RCS is just one dimension.
It looks like it radome is larger, but I'm not sure and could just be imagining it based on color contrast.These are days with a lot of news, pictures of the "Zereh 235", Sina class, I think it is in Bandar Abbas, it is reported that tomorrow there will be more pictures
Also from "hufden" user from Russian site
I was also absolutely shocked when the judicial official said that there are no defined protocols in place for closing down civilian air traffic or at least that's the impression I got when I heard it. He said something to the effect of the conflict being in the western parts and there was no reason to think it would spill over to Tehran. So you are about to get into a firefight with America and you don't think the capital will be targeted? Did saddam spare the capital ever? The imposed war experience should have caused them to have such protocols in place already!Thanks to @WudangMaster for the video..I have few point to mention:
1- Did you notice many Iranian high level Military chiefs in ONE helicopter...an accident and half of Iran's military high command gone..these are issues they pay no attention to ..just like when they did not close the air space .
2- As you said it before.Navy officer uniforms seems to have changed..great looking uniform.
3- Amazed to see those sea king helicopters still in working order..Canada was a big operator but retired them few years back due to spare parts problem.
4- still do not know how they are moving things up and down while at sea..I guess a big weapons placement and other structural retrofits are in order for this ship.