NewsSpecial WireIran fires new torpedo in major oil passage

Iran fires new torpedo in major oil passage

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 – Iran successfully test-fired a new torpedo on Monday in the Strait of Hormuz as part of weeklong naval war-games in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 – Iran successfully test-fired a new torpedo on Monday in the Strait of Hormuz as part of weeklong naval war-games in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said.

“The torpedo that was fired had the ability to target submarines deep in the sea and warships on the water”, Rear Admiral Mohammad Ibrahim Dehghani told the state-run news agency Fars.

He did not name the domestically-produced torpedo, but said that it successfully destroyed its target.

Earlier in the day, Dehghani had announced, “Because of its high speed, this torpedo is able to strike any type of submarine at any depth.

More than a third of the world’s oil supply travels through the Strait of Hormuz which Tehran dominates.

Iran has hinted that it might block the narrow strait if the United States carried out aerial bombardments of its nuclear facilities which the West suspects are being used to build atomic weapons.

State television reported that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards plan to test-fire new missiles on Tuesday.

On Sunday, a senior commander in the IRGC claimed that the Islamic Republic had developed the world’s “fastest underwater missile” which could destroy both battleships and submarines.

“The fastest underwater missile in today’s world was successfully tested in the military exercises codenamed Great Prophet”, deputy commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told state television.

“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”.

The missiles are also designed to evade sonar detection, Fadavi claimed.

On Friday, a another top commander in the IRGC claimed that Iran had developed a new-generation stealth air missile which makes use of modern “multiple warhead” technology allowing it to strike several targets simultaneously with superior accuracy.

The new domestically-produced missile can “hide from radars” and “evade anti-missile missiles”, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, who commands the IRGC Air Force, told state television.

Latest news

To Stay in Power, Iran’s Regime Liquidates National Assets

For several decades, Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei has sold Iran's resources and wealth for the survival of...

Iran’s 2023 Budget Shrouded In Doubt

On January 22, the Majlis (parliament) approved the draft of the 2023 budget bill proposed by regime president Ebrahim...

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

Must read

We wring our hands over Syria, but not the massacre of 52 Iranians

Sunday Telegraph: This massacre, carried out on the direct...

Ex-UN weapons chief Blix urges Iran to refrain from nuclear enrichment

AFP: Former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq Hans...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you