Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 02 A senior commander in Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps claimed on Sunday that the Islamic Republic had developed the worlds fastest underwater missile which could destroy both battleships and submarines. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 02 A senior commander in Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps claimed on Sunday that the Islamic Republic had developed the worlds fastest underwater missile which could destroy both battleships and submarines.
The fastest underwater missile in todays world was successfully tested in the military exercises codenamed Great Prophet, deputy commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told state television, referring to week-long naval war games in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman which began on Friday by Irans armed forces.
The speed of this missile called Hout is 100 metres per second and no ship can escape it, Fadavi said, adding that the maximum speed of conventional underwater missiles was 25 metres per second. State television aired clips of the missile as it was being fired and moving in the water.
Currently, only two countries in the world are equipped with such a missile, he said.
Ships that can fire the Hout missile are radar-proof and cannot be identified, he added.
The missiles are also designed to evade sonar detection, Fadavi claimed.
On Friday, another top commander in the IRGC claimed that Iran had successfully fired its first stealth air missile.
Today, we successfully tested a new-generation missile capable of striking several targets simultaneously, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, who commands the IRGC Air Force, told state television.
The new domestically-produced missile can hide from radars and evade anti-missile missiles, Salami said.
The missile makes use of modern multiple warhead technology which allows it to strike several targets simultaneously with superior accuracy.
The missile was more advanced than those found in the armies of Irans adversaries, he said.
Images of the missile taking off were aired on state television.
A Shahab-2 missile was also fired to show Irans desire for peace and friendship with neighbouring countries.