Last month, the New York Times reported that satellite images appeared to show that Iran was undertaking a strange task: Creating a nonfunctional, full-size replica of an American Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Gachin shipyard near Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf.
Either way, something is definitely being built. DigitalGlobe and Google have today released additional images of the Gachin shipyard that show the construction work, which you can see in the images below and the gif above.
Feb. 6, 2014
Feb. 8, 2014
March 16, 2014
19 March 2014
This image show you what the ship is supposed to look like: