Russia will not publicize the characteristics of the nuclear submarine-drones “Poseidon”, which was reported by the Russian president in a message to the Federal Assembly, the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told Interfax.
“In his message, the president only hinted at some features of such devices. And this is one of the cases when a wide publicity of the characteristics of the submarine is not supposed in principle, “Rakhmanov said.
In April, he said that the submarine-robot with a nuclear power plant is no longer a prototype. “I can not say more than the president said, but it’s not fantasies, not prototypes, and these are not cartoons. That’s all I can say for today. These are real samples, “Rakhmanov said.
On March 1, the Russian head of state announced the creation of unmanned underwater vehicles in the Russian Federation capable of moving at a very deep depth and at an intercontinental range at a rate that is a multiple of the speed of submarines, the most advanced torpedoes and all types, even the fastest, surface ships. “Unmanned underwater vehicles can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear munitions. This will allow them to hit a wide range of targets, including carrier groups, coastal fortifications and infrastructure, “Putin said in his message.
Source: Maritime News of Russia