BREAKING: Iran Just Launched HIGH SPEED TORPEDO- Here’s The Details


Three senior defense officials report that Iran test-fired a high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday.

The Hoot torpedo, which has a range of six nautical miles, was fired in the Strait of Hormuz, where much of the world’s oil passes each day.


It’s unclear if the torpedo test was successful.

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The test was carried out in Iranian territorial waters and did not break any international protocols, but the advances Iran is making with this powerful torpedo — which could travel at 250 miles per hour — has Pentagon officials worried.


The USS George HW Bush strike group is in the Gulf right now but all three officials said the test did not pose a threat to U.S. ships or assets in the region.

It is not the first time Iran has tried to test this torpedo. The last time it did so was in February 2015.


This incident comes on the heels of other recent provocations from Iran.

On May 3, Iran participated in a failed cruise missile test from a submarine and in April a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare after an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel approached within 1,000 meters of the USS Mahan.

Iranian officials announced in April that the Islamic Republic’s defense budget increased 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani.

America’s Freedom Fighters reported last week that Iran has “midget” submarines that are based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010.

According to U.S. defense officials, Iran was attempting to launch a Jask-2 cruise missile underwater for the first time, but the launch failed. Nonproliferation experts have long suspected North Korea and Iran are sharing expertise when it comes to their rogue missile programs.

Iran tested a ballistic missile back in January which was identical to the ones designed by N Korea.

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Iran’s attempted cruise missile launch from the midget submarine in the Strait of Hormuz was believed to be one of the first times Iran has attempted such a feat. In 2015, North Korea successfully launched a missile from a submarine for the first time, and officials believe Tehran is not far behind.

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Only two countries in the world deploy the Yono-class submarine – North Korea and Iran. Midget subs operate in shallow waters where they can hide. The North Korean midget sub that sank a 290-foot South Korean warship in 2010 — killing over 40 sailors — was ambushed in shallow water.

In April, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration is conducting a review of the Iran deal to determine if suspending nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran remains vital to US national security interests.

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