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Navy (Navy) Russia will put on combat duty to 32 underwater drones “Poseidon.” On Saturday, January 12, reports TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to the interlocutor of Agency, the drones will be equipped with four submarines that will join the Northern and Pacific fleets. Each submarine can carry up to eight “Poseidon”.
In particular, one of the carriers will be the submarine “Khabarovsk”, which was founded in July 2014 and is under construction on “sevmashe”. In addition, according to the source, the drones may place on available in the Navy special submarines and “nuclear submarines of project 949A after appropriate improvements”.
Official comments in this occasion did not arrive.
Earlier in January became aware of certain technical characteristics “of Poseidon”. In particular, it was reported that the maximum speed of the drone will be more than 200 kilometers per hour, the maximum depth at which he will be able to move more than one kilometer.
Development of strategic drone “Poseidon”, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, for the first time officially announced by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly in March 2018. It is known that the underwater vehicle will be equipped with the innovative nuclear power and is a weapon of mass destruction capable of hitting targets on the water and on shore.
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