Russian nuclear drone “Poseidon” will reach speeds of 200 km/h – media

KIEV. 4 Jan. UNN. Russian strategic unmanned underwater vehicle “Poseidon”, which in March last year, announced Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive the maximum underwater speed of over 200 km/h it is reported TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex, reports UNN.

“Who left the sub-carrier, the UAV will go to the goal at the depth of 1 km with a speed of 200 km/h (about 110 nodes),” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, “as in the case of missile-torpedo “Squall” drone “Poseidon” will move at maximum speed in the hovercraft (around the unit will be formed in the cavity with steam – ed), which significantly reduces the resistance of the medium”.

Also, according to a source, “on the way to the goal of Poseidon is to maneuver continuously at the rate and depth that given the speed and maximum depth range of more than 1 km long, making the defeat of the drone is available today from a potential enemy means impossible.”

In addition, it is noted that the maximum underwater speed of modern nuclear submarines is about 60 km/ HR or 30-35 knots, torpedo in the region of 90 km/h or to 50 knots. A Russian missile-torpedo “Squall”, equipped with a jet engine, can, according to various estimates, to go under water with a speed of 370 km/h, or up to 200 nodes, but at a distance of no more than 10 km and at a shallow depth.

Recall that in Russia began nuclear testing underwater unmanned “Poseidon.”

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened the latest weapons, which has no analogues.