CNN: Russia prepared to test Poseidon nuclear torpedo, but failed

Washington does not exclude that Russia may try to test the torpedo again, but the water in the test area will soon begin to freeze over.

Nuclear torpedo "Poseidon" / Photo: Russian Navy
Nuclear torpedo “Poseidon” / Photo: Russian Navy

Russia was preparing to test a torpedo with a Poseidon nuclear warhead , but at the last moment the ships left the test site.

According to CNN , citing a high-ranking US official, among the ships that took part in the training was the Belgorod cruise missile submarine modified for special operations.

However, the ships returned to port without having been tested. The US believes that the Russians may have encountered technical difficulties.

“This can be seen as part of a larger picture and recent Russian military practice of sending poorly trained and under-equipped troops to Ukraine. Russia’s military industry is going through tough times and we are also seeing that Western sanctions on high-tech military products are having an effect and should continue. “, a Western diplomat told CNN.

Washington does not rule out that Russia may try to test the torpedo again, but notes that the water in the test area will soon begin to freeze, which will limit the window for operations.

(C)UNIAN 2022

2 comments

    • The education system collapsed in the late 80s and there has been a huge brain drain among the younger cohorts because of the deep corruption in Russia. It’s going to get bad for Putin.

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