Russian UUV caused a tsunami 57x higher the Empire State Building

TOKYO ($1=148.78 Japanese Yens) — Today, the US has nothing to oppose the Russian “weapon of the Last Judgment” – the Poseidon nuclear torpedo, writes the Japanese edition of Yahoo News Japan.

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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.

Also, the Russian torpedo is equipped with a nuclear power plant, which makes its range almost unlimited. According to the Japanese authors, the US has nothing similar and no means that could oppose the Russian nuclear torpedo.

Poseidon ‘disappeared’

On October 3, Russian nuclear submarine with nuclear torpedo Poseidon “disappeared” from NATO radars. This is claimed by the Italian daily La Repubblica. The Italian media received the information from NATO sources. The disappeared submarine was K-329 Belgorod. The sub 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 the allied forces, as their submarines and sensors are tuned to feast on the heat wave.

Poseidon UUV

Poseidon is an intercontinental nuclear-powered nuclear-armed autonomous torpedo. The Poseidon is the largest torpedo currently in the world ever developed by any country. The torpedo is 24 meters long and has a diameter of 2 meters. Its speed underwater is remarkable – 70 knots. For people who don’t understand sea speed, 70 knots equals 130 km/h. The torpedo can swim at a depth of 1 km. The propulsion is nuclear, and the warhead it can carry is 2 megatons.

The Belgorod nuclear submarine is becoming a dangerous Russian weapon precisely because of the presence of its Poseidon nuclear torpedoes. H. I. 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 its targets are coastal cities such as New York and Los Angeles.

Russian UUV caused a tsunami 57x higher the Empire State Building - poseidon torpedo
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In this scenario, the lack of dependence on satellites and the fact that it literally passes under missile defenses make it a slow but inevitable death. Critically, this is a diversification of Russia’s nuclear deterrent, not a replacement for submarine-launched missiles,” Sutton wrote.

Belgorod sub

As we reported in July 8, the Russian Navy acquired the largest submarine built in 40 years – Belgorod, Oscar II-class. The information was confirmed by the largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia – Sevmash.

The Belgorod submarine is a nuclear submarine, and its construction began nearly three years ago – in 2019. The length of the submarine is 184 m and its displacement is 14,700/17,000 tonnes surfaced and 24,000/30,000 tonnes submerged. There is currently no official information on her range, but according to open source data, her maximum speed is 32 knots [59 km/h; 37 mph] surfaced.

The main purpose of the Belgorod submarine is to carry six nuclear unmanned underwater vehicles [UUVs] – the Poseidon nuclear torpedoes. During combat, Belgorod can integrate a small nuclear submarine designed for deep-sea diving under its keel. Belgorod also impresses with other key advantages – the integration of a second rescue submarine on Belgorod’s back, as well as the ability to carry a large payload, including independent nuclear power plants.

Russia acquired Belgorod sub: carrier of 6 nuclear Poseidon torpedoes
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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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