The naval wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has implied that it is working on a missile that can be launched from a submerged submarine.

Iranian television showed footage of a missile being launched from below the surface during the ‘Great Prophet 9’ exercise that was held on 25-27 February. “I believe that this weapon is a strategic weapon. It has special characteristics,” IRGC naval commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a subsequent television interview.

When asked for more details, including confirmation that the missile was launched from a submarine, he said, “I would like to keep this information for the future. It is a very special weapon and the Americans cannot even surmise how strong and effective this weapon is.” […]