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President Vladimir Putin’s new secret weapon -NUCLEAR drone which sends 1,640ft high WAVES

WHY RUSSIA’S ‘POSEIDON’ UNMANNED UNDERWATER DRONE IS A DOOMSDAY WEAPON

Russia boasts of ‘impossible to detect’ NUCLEAR drone which sends 1,640ft high WAVES https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/751603/russia-news-vladimir-putin-underwater-drone-nuclear-war-world-war-3

RUSSIAN ministry of defence officials have hinted that a new underwater nuclear warhead-carrying drone is impossible to detect. By Douglas Patient 5th January 2019  Dubbed President Vladimir Putin‘s new secret weapon – it’s even more deadly than originally thought according to Russia. The navy will be armed with Poseydon drones as soon as 2027.

It carries nuclear warheads and was created in order to obliterate enemy ports. But being equipped with warheads of 100 megatons, it can also be used against coastal cities.

Attacks would involve detonating the warhead underwater, creating huge tidal waves up to 1,640ft high.

At the same time it would contaminate enemy territory with radiation.

Unlike conventional nuclear weapons it would also be immune to being hit by missiles, lasers and railguns.

The concept of the strategic underwater drone named Poseydon was first put forward in 2015 and mentioned by Putin in March last year during his state-of-the-nation speech.

It was initially believed that the Poseydon will be able to travel up to 70 knots, which is about 80mph, while underwater.

But now it has been confirmed that the sample actually be capable of travelling as fast as 125mph (more than 110 knots).

In an official statement ministry said: “The drone will travel to its destination at a speed of 200 kph (125mph) and a depth of 1km (0.6 miles).  The drone will be moving in a so-called ‘air-cavern’ (a process in which a steam filled bubble forms around the drone, which reduces the resistance of the water and allows it to move so fast).

“The drone will constantly be performing different manoeuvres and will not stay on one trajectory, which together with its high speed will make it impossible to intercept.”

Officials also released a video showing the computer presentation of Poseydon drones from the Russian Ministry of Defence.

This comes as Russia said it was developing a drone sub that has an underwater rifle to fire at enemy divers.

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January 7, 2019 - Posted by | Russia, weapons and war

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