According to the Russian news agency RIA, the unmanned nuclear submarine Poseidon, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will be tested this fall when work on the Belgorod nuclear submarine, selected to be the carrier of this new weapon, is finished.
Poseidon is a mini submarine equipped with a small nuclear reactor which makes its autonomy unmatched, with 6200 km reachable from the launch point. This means that it can be launched comfortably in the Russian Arctic and hit the western coast of the USA. The torpedo moves at high speed (we speak of 60-100 knots) at great depth, following the seabed, and this makes it difficult, if not impossible, to intercept. It can also carry a conventional charge and be used against ships of surface, but more likely it will carry a large-scale nuclear charge, several megatons, so that it can directly hit the coasts of the opposing countries. Here is an explanatory video:
In the second case the effect will be enlarged by a tsunami effect. Imagine an explosion 10-20 times that of Hiroshima (14 kilotons) off the coast of New York that raises a wave high tens of meters capable of submerging the low coast for tens of kilometers, as this Russian map shows by the way:
The weapon was also called Arma Armagheddon "because it could also be launched after a complete annihilation of Russia, functioning, with a strongly radioactive warhead, as a posthumous tool of annihilation of the attacker who would have the certainty of not being able to win.
Poseidon allows us to return to the balance of terror that the development of anti-missile weapons has called into question. Paradoxically, an instrument of war becomes a means of ensuring weak peace.
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