Russia supposedly produces first Poseidon nuclear torpedoes

Russian media outlets have stated, citing their sources, that the occupiers have produced the first set of Poseidon nuclear torpedoes that are to be deployed at the Belgorod nuclear submarine.

Source: Kremlin-aligned news outlet TASS referring to their own sources; Ukrainian portal Militarnyi

Quote: "According to the source, separate tests of main components, including a nuclear power unit, have been successfully completed."

Details: Nevertheless, it is reported that there is no official confirmation of this information yet.

In June 2022, the source of the Kremlin-aligned news outlet said that the Belgorod was running through tests in the Barents Sea.

The first carrier of Poseidon nuclear submarine UAVs is the Belgorod submarine of the 09852 project. It was launched on 23 April 2019.

American outlets stated in the beginning of November 2022 that some possible tests of a new nuclear-powered torpedo could be prepared.

At the time, the US said that the Belgorod submarine was among the vessels that were taking part in preparing tests for a nuclear weapon.

However, the US detected that Russian vessels left their training ground in the Arctic Ocean and returned to the port without conducting any tests.

The US Intelligence reported that this could indicate Russians having some troubles.

For reference: The Poseidon torpedo is a nuclear-powered unmanned underwater vehicle capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear munitions. Its nuclear propulsion system gives the Poseidon virtually limitless range. It is essentially a nuclear torpedo.

American officials said earlier that the Poseidon’s main purpose is to cause a massive nuclear tsunami that would flood and irradiate coastal cities.

There is no detailed information regarding parameters of this weapon.

The tests of the torpedoes are conducted on the K-329 Belgorod nuclear submarine; after this, the vessel will join the Pacific Fleet of the Naval Forces of the Russian Federation.

One of the Belgorod's main tasks is to carry Poseidon nuclear torpedoes.

A defined assignment of this nuclear torpedo is to carry nuclear munition to the coast of a possible enemy and hit infrastructure and guaranteed unacceptable damage: radiation, tsunami, etc.

The Poseidon can develop the speed over 200 kilometres per hour and the immersion depth of not less than 1 kilometre.


Probable appearance of the Poseidon nuclear torpedo


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