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First Russian Submarine Carrying Nuclear-Armed Underwater Drones To Be Launched On April 23

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First Russian Submarine Carrying Nuclear-Armed Underwater Drones To Be Launched On April 23

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: Poseidon

A first Russian submarine carrying Poseidon nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) will be launched on April 23, the country’s state-run news agency TASS reported on April 12 citing a source in the military industrial complex.

According to the report, Project 09852 submarine Belgorod will be launched in Severodvinsk. The submarine is reportedly capable of carrying six Poseidon UUVs. The same report saysthat the Belgorod will enter service with the Russian Navy in the end of 2020.

Project 09852 is a class of special purpose research and rescue submarines. It’s based on Project 949 cruise missile submarines.

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  • Toronto Tonto

    In 2340 maybe not anytime soon for the invisible junk .

    • ruca

      And Canada has what?

    • Sinbad2

      Depends on what you mean by invisible, Russia can destroy all the NATO satellites, and being invisible to a blind enemy is easy.

  • Sinbad2

    In other news the S500 gets released next year, and the S350, which is a low cost AA system, that Russia claims even the poorest countries can afford and will shoot down any 4th generation plane.