Photo: Alexander Astafyev / RIA Novosti
The main goal of the Russian unmanned underwater swimming apparatus “Poseidon” is the United States, told “Izvestia” Director of the Bureau for political-military analysis Alexander Mikhailov.
According to him, nuclear superweapons should be kept “under the gun” coastline “of our possible enemy.” “Given the capabilities of the device, we are talking about coastal areas of the United States,” he said.
Mikhailov added that “Poseidon” is able to “reset” any coastal defenses of any opponent. “Charge this power can cause irreparable damage to the Eastern or Western coast of the United States and its population”, — said the Director.
In may RIA Novosti, citing a source in the military-industrial complex, said that “Poseidon” will be first launched in the fall of this year.
In February 2019, the defense Ministry unveiled the first video field tests “of Poseidon”. Then the President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed the media of the drone will be launched in the spring.
In April 2018 in the UK called weapons project “Status-6”, within which to create “Poseidon”, a doomsday device.
Officially nuclear drone introduced in March 2018.
Originally a weapon of mass destruction known since November of 2015, was called “Status-6”.
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