Great news: Russia building nuclear-tipped submarine drone to attack ‘adversary’s economy’

Great news: Russia building nuclear-tipped submarine drone to attack ‘adversary’s economy’

[Ed. – And oops! — the Russians mistakenly told the world about it in a TV release.  Somebody‘s in trouble… (If you believe it was actually a mistaken disclosure, I can cut you a great deal on a bridge in Brooklyn.)]

The secret weapon was shown on a document during several Tuesday Russian television broadcasts of President Vladimir Putin announcing plans for new strike weapons capable of defeating missile defenses. …

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the weapon, which Moscow is calling the Status-6 system, was inadvertently disclosed. …

The document revealed that the Kanyon project is called “Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6” and the developer was identified as the TsKB MT Rubin design bureau, which has built all current submarines in service with the Russian navy.

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According to a translation of the document the goal of developing the submarine is “damaging the important components of the adversary’s economy in a coastal area and inflicting unacceptable damage to a country’s territory by creating areas of wide radioactive contamination that would be unsuitable for military, economic, or other activity for long periods of time.”

The document describes the weapon as a “self-propelled underwater craft” that can be delivered by two classes of submarines, Project 09852 or Project 09851 boats. …

Information from the document also appears to say that the drone submarine will travel at a depth of 3,280 feet and at a speed of more than 56 knots.

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