Iran reportedly tests supercavitating torpedo

The Hoot was displayed for the first time in October 2015. (Mehr News Agency)

 

Iran test fired its Hoot high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on 7 May, NBC News reported three senior US defence officials as saying on the following day.

The sources said the Hoot is still in its testing phase and could not say whether the test was successful. They said the weapon should be able to travel 12,000 yards (11 km) at 200 kt (370 km/h). There was no information on the launch platform used for the test. Continue reading