Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to develop advanced Poseidon nuclear torpedoes that can trigger tsunamis will have a profound effect on NATO. Rohan Gupta, a columnist for the British newspaper Express, wrote about this on January 19.
According to him, “Poseidons”, whose speed can reach 200 km / h, will have a strong strategic impact. Today’s NATO systems do not have the capability to intercept and destroy advanced torpedoes, Gupta said.
He also noted that a nuclear power plant, thanks to which the device will overcome any distance, will be able to flood the entire coast of a potential enemy.
“Today, there are no weapons in the world that could counter these systems,” the observer concluded.
On January 16, Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine, told Izvestiya about the technical characteristics of the Poseidon. He explained that the autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicle is designed to strike the coast of a potential enemy with a high-yield nuclear charge.
Poseidon is intended to destroy infrastructure or enemy facilities in the event of a large-scale nuclear war, the expert pointed out. In addition, the depth at which the speed is carried out excludes the possibility of interception by existing means of defeating the enemy.
On January 17, columnist Jack Walters also wrote that Russia could sink the UK and the rest of NATO with Poseidons. According to him, the torpedo produces a minimum of noise, has high maneuverability and is practically invulnerable to the enemy.