Source: underwater vehicle, Poseidon can carry a warhead with a capacity of up to two megatons
MOSCOW, may 17. /TASS/. Created in Russia, the unmanned underwater vehicle, Poseidon will be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead capacity of 2 megatons to destroy the naval bases of the enemy. This was reported by TASS on Thursday, a source in the military-industrial complex.
“On “torpedo” multi-purpose marine systems “Poseidon” and you can set different nuclear charges, the maximum power will have a monobloc thermonuclear warhead, is similar to the charge of “Avangard”, — up to two megatons of TNT,” — said TASS Agency.
He said that in nuclear equipment the unit will be “designed primarily for the destruction of fortified naval bases of potential enemy.” Because of the atomic power plant, said the source, “Poseidon” will go to targets at Intercontinental range at the depth of 1 km with a speed of 60-70 knots (110-130 km/h).
TASS has no official confirmation of the provided source of information.
As reported previously TASS reported another source in the defense industry, “Poseidon” will be included in the Navy under the current armaments program for the years 2018-2027, its carrier will become a new specialized submarine, built at Sevmash.