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Type Supercavitation Torpedo
Service history
In service 2006–present
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Warhead One

Speed 360 km/h (220 mph)

Hoot (Persian: حوت‎; Whale) is an Iranian supercavitation torpedo which travels at approximately 360 km/h (220 mph), several times faster than a conventional torpedo.[1] It was test-fired successfully from a surface ship against a dummy submarine during the Iranian military exercise "Great Prophet" (پيامبر اعظم(ص) on 2 April 2006 and 3 April 2006.

The official Iranian news agency IRNA claims the torpedo was produced and developed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی). Most military and industry analysts have concluded that the Hoot is reverse engineered from the Russian VA-111 Shkval supercavitation torpedo which travels at the same speed.[2][3][4]

See also


  1. "Whale (Hoot)". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. Fisher, Richard Jr. (May 20, 2006). "China's Alliance With Iran Grows Contrary to U.S. Hopes". International Assessment and Strategy Center. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. Sammy Salama, Nikolai Sokov, and 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. Retrieved 2008-08-06. [dead link]
  4. Tait, Robert (April 3, 2006). "Iran fires naval missile into nuclear debate". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 

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