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New Russian Submarine Can Launch Nuke-Carrying Drones

New Russian Submarine Can Launch Nuke-Carrying Drones
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Russia is about to start testing the “Belgorod,” a nuclear submarine that will be the largest in the world — and capable of launching six thermonuclear warheads .

When the Belgorod was first reported  back in 2017, it was expected that the vessel would undergo research missions, . Instead, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last month that the submarine will carry six deep-sea Poseidon drones — each of which, terrifyingly, can shuttle a nuclear missile across the ocean deep under the surface.

Last month, the Russian military posted a video of the submarine Sarov launching a Poseidon drone, though The Barents Observer reports that it’s unknown exactly where the test took place.

The Belgorod will first be deployed before summer 2019, according to Russian media , after which it will undergo a year’s worth of tests to enter active duty in 2020. Meanwhile, a second submarine dubbed “Khabarovsk” will begin tests in 2020 with the goal of being target ready by 2022.

The Poseidon drone can travel a full kilometer beneath water level, making it difficult to detect and stop once its deployed. And that level of stealth — especially when it’s tipped with a deadly nuclear bomb — has other nations concerned.

“It is worrying that countries are developing new nuclear capabilities,” Ine Eriksen Søreide, Foreign Minister of Norway, told The Barents Observer.
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