TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said Sunday it has successfully test fired a high-speed underwater missile capable of destroying warships and submarines.
The Iranian-made missile has a speed of about 222 mph underwater, Gen. Ali Fadavi, deputy head of the Navy of the elite Revolutionary Guards, said.
He called it the fastest underwater missile in the world — but it has the same speed as the Russian-made VA-111 Shkval, developed in 1995 and believed to be the world’s fastest.
It was not immediately known if the Iranian missile was based on the Shkval.
“It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines. No warship can escape from this missile,” Fadavi told state-run television.