For the first time, throw tests of the Poseidon nuclear underwater drone model were carried out in Russia.
Tests of the Russian nuclear submarine “Belgorod” together with the use of a mock-up nuclear torpedo “Poseidon” were completed successfully. According to a TASS source, during the testing, the systems for launching Poseidon nuclear underwater unmanned vehicles were tested, during which the goal was successfully achieved.
Where precisely the Poseidon underwater drone launch systems were tested as part of the Belgorod special-purpose nuclear submarine is not specified.
However, the last time this submarine was seen in the waters of the Barents Sea, not far from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, where, as previously stated, the latest Russian cruise missile Burevestnik with a nuclear power plant may also be tested.
Successful tests of launch systems for the Poseidon underwater drone indicate that Russia will be ready to use such weapons; however, according to several data, the development of an underwater nuclear drone has not yet been completed, while any specific timing for testing the nuclear drone itself has not been disclosed. This could happen in 2030 as well.
The Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile is considered a game-changing weapon for the Russians, but perfecting it will not be so easy for Russian.
The 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile (NATO reporting name SSC-X-9 Skyfall) is one of five strategic weapons mentioned during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union address in 2016. March 2018.
According to sources, Burevestnik is said to have an unlimited attack range thanks to the use of nuclear engines. Also, it can penetrate all the most advanced defense systems today thanks to its flexible maneuverability during flight.
According to Russian media, the missile will constantly change direction at low altitudes to avoid early warning and air defense systems during the approach. This is an important feature, helping to deceive all defense combinations and hit the target from the most unexpected directions.