Russia is terrified as a satellite reveals Putin’s new deadly nuclear-tipped torpedo.
After what looks to be a large nuclear-tipped torpedo belonging to the Kremlin’s fleet was seen on satellite imagery, Russia has provoked a wave of anxiety.
The weapon appears to be the size of a bus, according to US intelligence, and is described as a “Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedo.” The terrifying weapon, known as a Poseidon, has had security experts on the edge of their seats since Russian President Vladimir Putin first revealed the existence of the “top secret” torpedo during a live speech in 2015. The new photographs provide insight into how Russia might employ their new weapon.
Based on its design, experts predict it would run incredibly deep and rapidly underwater.
Poseidon’s new category of strategic weapons is projected to transform the shape of nuclear threats as a result of these improvements.
It follows Mr Putin’s decision to place a new arsenal of supersonic missiles on “combat alert.”
Mr Putin is pushing to expand the Russian Navy’s military capabilities by building new military sites, infrastructure, and cutting-edge weapons.
These include Russian missiles created by the NPO Mashinostroyenia rocket design bureau, which are said to be capable of striking targets on land and sea from distances of over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and travel at nine times the speed of sound.
Maxar Technologies’ satellite photographs from earlier this month verified that the site where the new bus-sized weapons were captured on satellite is also being used by a special purpose ship, the Akademik Aleksandrov.
On the edge of the White Sea, the facility is located on the northern shore of the Northern Dvina River.
The construction of the new dock began in 2018 and will be completed in 2020.
A big building, which was just constructed next to the new quay and may be associated to the Poseidon operations, is also nearby.
The Poseidon weapon systems are scheduled to be carried by a fleet of modern host submarines.
The facility’s first submarine, the K-329 Belgorod, is based directly over the river from the new dock.
A second submarine, the Khabarovsk, is being built near the facility as well.
The submarine Sarov (B-90) was launched in 2007, and it appears to have been designed specifically for testing large torpedoes like the Poseidon.
It’s also located near the same river.
The Poseidon weapon is already intimately connected with Severodvinsk, where many of Russia’s most modern submarines are constructed.
The ships, to be precise. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”