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Does Iran Have A Supercavitating Torpedo?


Hoot Torpedo What Iran has so does its major supported military wings such as Hezbollah and Al Houthis

We do know Tehran acquired some technology 15 years ago. Credible documentary evidence shared by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) shows that Iran tested the Shkval in the Gulf of Oman in 2004. It traveled 6.5 miles and reached a speed of 212 mph. That is impressive but shorter and slower than widely published specifications for the weapon. The test round has since been shown at defense exhibitions.

Iran’s Hoot

Iran test-fired their “Hoot” supercavitating torpedo several times, most recently in 2017. The Hoot is said to have a range of six miles. The missile test occurred in the busy Strait of Hormuz, where most of the world’s oil traffic passes through.

A Federation of American Scientists report quoted an Iranian Naval Forces official, saying the Hoot is “capable of destroying the largest warships and any other vessel on the surface or beneath the water, and split it into two parts.”

Though Iran denies any foreign assistance, the Hoot is likely based on the Soviet Union-developed Shkval supercavitating torpedo, and can travel at 360 kilometers per hour, or about 230 miles per hour.

Documentation surfaced that contradicted Iran’s claim that the torpedo is entirely indigenous—which would be logical. A vast amount of Iran’s military equipment is foreign-designed, from both the United States and the Soviet Union.

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