Russia’s strategic nuclear unmanned underwater vehicle is undergoing underwater trials, the state-run news agecy TASS reported citing own source.
“The nuclear propulsion system of the Poseidon drone is currently being tested in a sea area protected from surveillance by the likely opponent,” the source said.
The weapon system, called Poseidon, is propelled by a miniaturized nuclear reactor and capable of delivering strikes with nuclear weapons. The unmanned underwater vehicle is long-range submersible drone capable of travelling at high speed deep underwater thanks to a miniaturized nuclear reactor.
Poseidon was officially announced in March along with other upcoming state-of-the-art weapon systems. These weapons are designed to counter the development of anti-ballistic missile technologies by the US.