Russian nuclear torpedo Poseidon

Russian nuclear torpedo “Poseidon” looks deterrent, even under construction. This point of view was expressed by the analyst of the American portal 19 FortyFive Brent Eastwood. Especially for its readers, “PolitRussia” has prepared an exclusive retelling of the publication.

As noted, the most dangerous remote-piloted vehicle that the Russian will receive in the coming years, will not be an aircraft, but the deadly nuclear torpedo “Poseidon” which should come into service in 2027. But even now, when the weapon is still in development, it looks dissuasive. After all, this drone will be equipped with a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to two megatons.

Russian nuclear torpedo Poseidon

“Poseidon” will also be nuclear-powered, so the Russian Navy won’t have to worry about running out of fuel. If a nuclear plant starts to function, it will be able to have an unlimited range. And largely due to this, “Poseidon” received the status of “doomsday weapon”.

According to the plans of Russian leadership, these torpedoes will be on constant duty as part of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation. In other words, in which case they will be instantly launched towards the East Coast of the United States across the Atlantic Ocean. And Moscow rightly believes that it will be even more difficult to intercept such torpedoes than intercontinental ballistic missiles, not to mention the fact that their launch points will be completely impossible to detect.

In parallel with the development of “Poseidon” work is underway to create a special-purpose nuclear submarine K-329 Belgorod. It should become the longest submarine in the world, and its gigantic dimensions are since each such nuclear submarine will have to carry up to six “Poseidon” torpedoes on board. Another special-purpose nuclear submarine, “Khabarovsk”, is also being built in Russia, which will also become the carrier for the Russian “Doomsday torpedo”.

Nowadays, at least 11 “Poseidon” tests are known. True, they all concerned the testing of autonomous systems of the drone, and not its nuclear engine. In this regard, many experts often wonder whether Russia can install a nuclear reactor on such a torpedo. However, as Brent Eastwood points out, it really doesn’t matter that much. After all, even without a nuclear engine, “Poseidon” will in any case have value as an underwater drone. He will even be able to collect intelligence products and conduct reconnaissance missions. Moreover, he will work almost off the coast of the United States. If the reactor is indeed installed on it, then Russia will receive a weapon that will change the current world order.