Source: Russian Navy are armed with underwater drones “Poseidon” until 2027
The media drones will become a new nuclear submarine, said the Agency interlocutor.
MOSCOW, may 12. /TASS/. Unmanned underwater vehicles “Poseidon” with a nuclear power plant will go to Navy of Russia in the framework of the existing state armaments program for the years 2018-2027, their carrier will be under construction on “sevmashe” a new nuclear submarine. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex.
“System “Poseidon” is included in the state armament programme until 2027 and must be entered in the Navy until the end of the program. It includes several high-speed deep-sea torpedoes with small nuclear power plant. Their carrier will be nuclear submarine built at Sevmash” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The source did not specify the type of the submarine carrier, but noted that “this is not a submarine of the fifth generation “Husky”. TASS has no official confirmation of the provided source of information.
On the “Sevmash” built at least two nuclear submarines of special purpose. In particular, according to open sources, the unfinished submarine project 949A “Belgorod” was in December 2012 remortgaged the special project 09852, she will be the bearer of uninhabited and inhabited deep-sea research vehicles. Another nuclear submarine special purpose “Khabarovsk” was laid in July 2014. According to unconfirmed reports, the submarine is being built according to the project 09851 and can play the role of the media as the various deep-sea vehicles, and new weapons systems.