The Russian Navy receives the first submarine carrying nuclear-powered drones
The Russian Navy has received the first Belgorod submarine, designed to carry Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drones.
The submarine opens up new opportunities for Russia to implement various scientific research tasks and conduct rescue operations in remote areas of the oceans, Xinhua News Agency quoted Nikolay Yevmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the navy, during a ceremony on Friday.
The nuclear-powered Belgorod was launched in April 2019 and was originally scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 2020.
Two more such submarines will be commissioned by 2027.
According to an earlier report by the TASS news agency, the Poseidon drone is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead with a power of up to 2 megatons to destroy enemy naval bases.
It can move quickly in an intercontinental area with an operational depth of more than 1 km.
(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)