According to U.S. Defense officials, Iran attempted to conduct a test launch of a cruise missile from a submerged submarine in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. The test ended in failure.
Iran, which has received multiple warnings from the Trump White House regarding their efforts to increase their potentially nuclear-capable ballistic missile arsenals, conducted their first successful test of a submarine-based missile platform in February of this year. This week’s test may have been their first effort at launching that missile design from a submerged vessel, however.
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