TOKYO ($1 = 148.78 Japanese yen) — Today, the United States has nothing to oppose to Russia “the weapon of the Last Judgment” – the Poseidon nuclear torpedo, writes the Japanese edition of Yahoo News Japan.
The authors of the article recall that Poseidon is a fully autonomous unmanned kamikaze underwater drone, the explosion of which is capable of causing a tsunami at a height of 500 meters, which is 57 times higher than the Empire State Building.
In addition, the Russian torpedo is equipped with a nuclear power plant, which makes its range almost unlimited. According to the Japanese authors, the United States has nothing similar and no means that could oppose the Russian nuclear torpedo.
Poseidon has “disappeared”
On October 3, the Russian nuclear submarine with the Poseidon nuclear torpedo “disappeared” from NATO radars. This is according to the Italian daily La Repubblica. Italian media received the information from NATO sources. The missing submarine was K-329 Belgorod. The submarine can carry up to six Poseidon torpedoes, all equipped with nuclear warheads. This type of submarine does not emit a heat wave. This is a problem for Allied forces, as their submarines and sensors are tuned to feast on the heat wave.
Poseidon is an intercontinental nuclear-powered autonomous torpedo. The Poseidon is currently the largest torpedo in the world ever developed by any country. The torpedo is 24 meters long and has a diameter of 2 meters. Its underwater speed is remarkable – 70 knots. For people who don’t understand the speed of the sea, 70 knots equals 130 km/h. The torpedo can swim to a depth of 1 km. The propulsion is nuclear and the warhead it can carry is 2 megatons.
The Belgorod nuclear submarine becomes a dangerous Russian weapon precisely because of the presence of its Poseidon nuclear torpedoes. HI Sutton writes on his hisutton.com blog that the Poseidon is intended for a second strike, as part of the Russian Federation’s nuclear deterrent, and that its targets are coastal cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
“In this scenario, the lack of dependence on satellites and the fact that it literally runs under missile defenses makes it a slow but inevitable death. Above all, this is a diversification of Russian nuclear deterrence, not a replacement of missiles launched by submarines. Sutton wrote.
As we reported on July 8, the Russian Navy has acquired the largest submarine built in 40 years – Belgorod, Oscar II class. The information was confirmed by the largest shipbuilding company in Russia – Sevmash.
The Belgorod submarine is a nuclear submarine, and its construction began almost three years ago – in 2019. The length of the submarine is 184 m, and its displacement is 14,700/17,000 tons in surface and 24,000/30,000 tons submerged. There is currently no official information on its range, but according to open source data, its maximum speed is 32 knots. [59 km/h; 37 mph] surfaced.
The main purpose of the Belgorod submarine is to carry six unmanned nuclear underwater vehicles [UUVs] – the Poseidon nuclear torpedoes. During combat, Belgorod can integrate under its keel a small nuclear submarine designed for scuba diving. Belgorod also impresses with other key advantages – the integration of a second rescue submarine on the back of Belgorod, as well as the ability to carry a large payload, including independent nuclear power plants.
The armament of the Belgorod nuclear submarine is standard for this class of submarines – torpedoes, cruise missiles, mines. More impressive is the presence of six Poseidon nuclear torpedoes.
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