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Iran Attempts Missile Launch From Submerged Submarine; Ends In Failure

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According to reports from Fox News, Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a submerged Yono-class “midget” submarine in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday but the test ultimately failed.  Back in February, Iran claimed to have successfully tested a submarine-launched missile though it was not immediately clear if this week’s test was the first time the Iranians had attempted to launch a missile from a submerged submarine.

Of course, this missile test is the latest event in a long-running rivalry between Iran and the United States in and around the Strait of Hormuz, which guards the entrance to the Gulf. About 20% of the world’s oil passes through the waterway, which is less than 40 km wide at its narrowest point.

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  • rogleecam

    That sub looks like it was painted at Earl Scheib for $59.99. And why is “Tonka” written on its side.

  • RedPillPlease

    Ha! And just where do you think Iran gets most of its missiles from? … North Korea, who has an 88% missile failure rate.

  • yennikcm

    B…S…where would they put a cruise missile on a POS that small?….I call BS