Frame: the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
The maximum range of the seeker (homing) nuclear underwater drone “Poseidon” does not exceed 15 kilometers, writes in the “Military-industrial courier” doctor of military Sciences, member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of rocket and artillery Sciences, the captain of the first rank Konstantin Sivkov.
The expert noted that invulnerability “of Poseidon” for existing ASW forces and means provided by a large immersion depth and high speed. “If so, to combat surface ships, the torpedo is useless. When the depth is will not allow you to bring the signals command and control, and high speed severely limit the energy range of detection of the purposes of the GSN,” — says Sivkov.
The expert notes that even in the most advanced foreign torpedoes at a relatively low speed in 25-30 knots seeker sees the target at a distance of not more than 2.5-3 km. “So 10-15 miles — “red rating” range of its seeker” — says Sivkov.
In his opinion, the use of “of Poseidon” against surface targets to be inappropriate. “The only reasonable purpose of this weapon can be attacks on coastal areas of the enemy with nuclear weapons of large caliber,” — says the expert.
On the development of unmanned underwater vehicle “Poseidon”, originally known as the “Status-6”, first became known in November 2015. In March 2018, President Vladimir Putin officially confirmed the existence of such weapons.
Accurate tactical and technical characteristics “of Poseidon” has not been officially disclosed, we only know that the underwater vehicle, equipped with an innovative nuclear power, able to move at super deep with unlimited range, is a weapon of mass destruction designed to destroy economic facilities of the enemy.
In April 2018 in the UK called “Status-6” device “judgment day”.
Video, photo All from Russia.