Contents tagged with Poseidon

  • Russia claims to have successfully tested Zircon hypersonic missile

    The Russian Defense Ministry has successfully completed tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile, reports the Russian news agency RBC citing a statement of the Defense Ministry.

    The test launches of the new missile were conducted from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. "The tests confirmed the unique tactical and technical characteristics of this missile in terms of range and accuracy, as well as hypersonic speed of its flight," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    The ministry noted that the unmanned …

  • Russia prepares to test Putin's nuclear torpedo

    The Russian military is preparing to carry out the first launch of the Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicle, one of five "super-weapons" announced by President Vladimir Putin in a message to the Federal Assembly in 2018, reports RIA Novosti citing a source in the Russian Defense Industry.

    According to him, the first launch of Poseidon - an unmanned nuclear torpedo, which can silently get to the enemy and hit, for example, aircraft carrying groups and coastal infrastructure - is planned for the …

  • Pentagon: Russian Su-35 fighter dangerously intercepted US surveillance aircraft

    On 4 June, a Russian Su-35 fighter intercepted an American P-8A “Poseidon” surveillance aircraft three times in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea, the US 6th Fleet reported the following day. The second interception was considered “unsafe”.

    The Russian Su-35 flew at high speed directly in front of the American aircraft, resulting in a wave of turbulence that put the pilots’ lives at risk, the US military’s press service explained.

    The US Air Force stresses that it did not …

  • Russia launches the largest submarine in the world

    On April 23, the special-mission nuclear submarine Belgorod of Project 09852 was launched in the Sevmash Shipyard, located in Severodvinsk, reports TASS.

    The submarine Belgorod is the largest submarine in the world and is based on the Project 949A Antey. This vessel will be the first carrier of Russian strategic autonomous unmanned underwater drones Poseidon.

    There is still very little known about the technical characteristics of the Belgorod submarine. The vessel was laid down in 1992. …

  • Expert: Russia’s Poseidon nuclear underwater drone dangerous to Russia itself

    The Russian “Poseidon” nuclear underwater drone will soon be tested practically, which is unsafe, observes Russian military expert Maxim Klimov in an article for the Russian newspaper “Military Review”.

    As an example, the expert mentions the long-range traceless self-guiding 53-61 torpedo, which the Russian Navy only realized was unsuitable for combat ten years after it was commissioned. Klimov says that the reason for this was the “deliberately inadequate statistics and the inadequate testing …

  • Stoltenberg : NATO concerned about Russian Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drone

    NATO is concerned about Russia’s unmanned underwater vehicle "Poseidon", said Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, answering BBC’s question about the weapon’s potential. 

    According to Stoltenberg, the drone is "another example proving that Russia has increased investment in strengthening nuclear potential." 

    The Russian Ministry of Defense showed a video of the Poseidon tests in the summer of 2018. “The main advantage of Poseidon is the invulnerability of almost one hundred percent to …

  • Russia to conduct tests of Putin's 'doomsday weapon' in summer

    TASS reported, citing a source in the military-industrial sector, that factory testing of Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicles, which will be adopted by the Russian Navy as part of the state armament program for 2018-2027, will begin this summer. 

    “Testing is planned in favorable conditions this summer,” the source said, specifying that the Poseidon missiles will be fired from a coastal launcher.” 

    The reason for this, is the regular carrier for Poseidon, a nuclear submarine, is still being …

  • Media: Russia has tested Putin’s new 'doomsday' weapons at sea

    Russia has tested the reactor of the Poseidon, the unmanned underwater vehicle which Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted of last year, reported TASS with a reference to its source in the Russian military-defense industry.

    According to the source, the test was carried out at sea and confirmed “the previously declared specifications of its unlimited range of use and speed of over 200 kmph”.

    Thee information has not been officially confirmed by the Kremlin.

    Putin first spoke about the …

  • American aircraft conduct reconnaissance flights near Crimea

    On Sunday, the RQ-4B Global Hawk, a strategic unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV of the US Air Force carried out an eight-hour reconnaissance flight near the Black Sea coast of Russia, flying near the Crimea, the Kerch Strait and Kuban, Interfax reports, citing the monitoring data of Western aviation portals.

    Later in the afternoon, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol plane joined it. Both aircraft took off from Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, Italy. Both aircraft which can conduct electronic …

  • US aircraft conducts reconnaissance flight near annexed Crimea

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft flew near the Kerch Strait, as reported on Tuesday, November 6 by Interfax, citing the monitoring data of Western aviation resources. The American aircraft took off from Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicilia, Italy and held a long flight over the international waters of the Black Sea, 35 km south of the entrance to the Kerch Strait.

    During its flight, the Poseidon also flew near Sevastopol and the coast of Krasnodar Krai.

     A US Air Force …