Russian submarine capable of carrying six nuclear devices

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Published on March 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:02s

Russian submarine capable of carrying six nuclear devices

MOSCOW — Russia's state media has announced that its navy will begin to test a war submarine capable of carrying six thermonuclear warheads.

According to The Barents Observer, Russia's new war submarine called 'Belgorod' will be the world's longest submarine ever built, measuring 184 meters.

Russian state media, TASS, reports that the Belgorod will be able to carry six underwater drones called 'Poseidon'.

Each of these drones is capable of carrying nuclear warheads weighing up to 2 megatons.

Their operational depth is 1,000 meters, making them difficult to intercept.

Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen Soreide told The Barents Observer that it was 'worrying that countries are developing new nuclear capabilities.'

According to Russian state media, the Belgorod will be deployed by summer 2019.

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