For the first time, Vladimir Putin spoke about the Poseidon underwater drone in March 2018. The President said that the system would be able to sail at “very great depths” and overcome distances between continents at high speed
The Russian Navy received the first Belgorod submarine, the press service of the Sevmash enterprise reported. (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation).
“Submarine” Belgorod ” opens up new opportunities for Russia in conducting various studies, allows conducting diverse scientific expeditions and rescue operations in the most remote areas of the oceans,— said Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Nikolai Evmenov during the ceremony.
«Belgorod»— multi-purpose nuclear submarine of project 949A “Antey” (similar to “Kursk”). It was redesigned into project 09852 to accommodate the Poseidon unmanned submarine nuclear torpedo system. It is designed to hit the enemy's coastal infrastructure, create vast zones of radioactive contamination, tsunamis and other consequences of a nuclear explosion on the territory of the enemy country.
For the first time about the underwater drone “Poseidon” said President Vladimir Putin on March 1, 2018 in a message to the Federal Assembly. He said the system would be able to go to “very deep depths” and overcome distances between continents at high speed.
Already in July, the Ministry of Defense showed footage of “Poseidon” and stated that he was invulnerable to enemy countermeasures. The agency said that the drone will strike aircraft carriers and ships in any direction of the ocean theater of operations. At the same time, the ministry indicated that it had successfully tested a nuclear power plant for Poseidon. back in December 2017.
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"Sevmash" launched the submarine “Belgorod” on water in Severodvinsk in April 2019. The company reported that it would complete the construction of the ship on the water and hand it over to the Navy at the end of 2020. Later, the transfer was postponed to the end of 2021. However, in December, the general director of Sevmash Mikhail Budnichenko said that at Belgorod trials are underway and will end in 2022. The boat will be deployed in the Pacific Ocean.
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