Hoot (missile)

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Hoot
Hoot torpedo.jpg
TeepSupercavitation Torpedo
Service history
In service2006–present
Uised biIran
Specifications
WarheidHeich explosive

IngineSolid-fuel rocket
Operational
range
6 miles[1]
Speed360 km/h (220 mph) 100 meters per seicont

The Hoot (Persie: حوت‎; Whale) is an Iranian supercavitation torpedo claimed tae travel at approximately 360 km/h (220 mph), several times faster than a conventional torpedo.[2] It wis claimed tae haeve been successfully test-fired[3] frae a surface ship against a dummy submarine during the Iranian militar exercise "Great Prophet" (پيامبر اعظم(ص) on 2 Aprile 2006 and 3 Aprile 2006. Iran test-fired the torpedo within its territorial watters in the Strait o Hormuz in Mey 2017.[1]

The offeecial Iranian news agency IRNA claims the torpedo wis produced and developed by the Islamic Revolutionary Gaird Corps (سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی). Maist militar and industry analysts haeve concludit that the Hoot is reverse engineerit frae the Roushie VA-111 Shkval supercavitation torpedo which travels at the same speed.[4][5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Griffin, Jennifer (May 8, 2017). "Iran test-fires torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz". Fox News. Archived frae the oreeginal on May 11, 2017.
  2. "Whale (Hoot)". Federation of American Scientists. Archived frae the oreeginal on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "جنجالی ترین موشک زیرسطحی ایران ملقب به ماهی نهنگ خوار". آپارات (in Persie). Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  4. Fisher, Richard Jr. (May 20, 2006). "China's Alliance With Iran Grows Contrary to U.S. Hopes". International Assessment and Strategy Center. Archived frae the oreeginal on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. Sammy Salama; Nikolai Sokov; Gina Cabrera-Farraj (May 4, 2006). "Iran Tests Missiles for Domestic and Foreign Audiences; Origins of One Advanced System Remain Murky". James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Archived frae the oreeginal on June 5, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. Tait, Robert (April 3, 2006). "Iran fires naval missile into nuclear debate". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-06.

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