Russia’s ‘Poseidon’ Unmanned Underwater Vehicle To Undergo Factory Trials Soon
09:48 AM, February 11, 2019
Russia’s ‘Poseidon’ Unmanned Underwater Vehicle To Undergo Factory Trials
Russia will reportedly commence at-sea factory trials of a nuclear-capable underwater vehicle (UUV), dubbed ‘Poseidon, in summer 2019, TASS reports Sunday.
"The successful tests of Poseidons nuclear-powered energy unit opened the way to conducting at-sea factory tests of the vehicle. The tests will begin in favorable weather conditions this summer," the source was quoted as saying.
Poseidon is designed to deliver a 2-megaton nuclear warhead to destroy naval bases, carrier strike groups, and entire coastal cities by triggering a radioactive Tsunami wave. These UUVs will reportedly be equipped with both conventional and nuclear payloads and will be able to destroy enemy infrastructural facilities, carrier groups and other targets.
The UUV is thought to have been developed in reaction to the increasing sophistication of U.S. ballistic missile defense systems.
The Russian Navy plans to place more than 30 Poseidon strategic nuclear-capable underwater drones on combat duty.
"Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will join the...
Russia has started underwater trials of its nuclear-capable drone, ‘Poseidon capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
"In the sea area protected from a potential enemys reconnaissance means, the underwater trials of the nuclear propulsion...