The submarine plus great of the world, baptized with the name of Belgorodis now available to Russian army. The submersible has been developed by the shipbuilding company Sevmash Shipyard and, despite the fact that in principle the boat will be used for researchthere is already speculation about its possible use for espionage or launch of nuclear weapons on the ukrainian war.
The design of this submarine is inspired in the one of the Oscar II that Russia uses to launch missiles guided. Also, to get an idea of the dimensions of the Belgorod, you just have to know that within of the same fits ‘Poseidon’the largest torpedo in the world (20 meters in length) in which the Russian Navy.
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United States, alert
From the North American country they have been following the trace of this new submarine and others torpedoes manufactured for flood the coasts of the United States with “radioactive tsunamis”in the words of the former undersecretary Christopher A. Ford.
According to a report published by the Congressional Research Service USAThank you to your 184 meters in length, the Belgorod has a size large enough to carry up to eight torpedoes ‘Poseidon’, of 100 megatons each and able to travel underwater at a speed of 130km/h.
For “scientific expeditions”
During the inauguration of the new ‘mega submarine’ Russian, whose delivery to the Navy should have been done in 2020the chief commander Nikolay Yevmenov has downplayed the submersible’s military importance: “The Belgorod submarine opens up new opportunities for Russia in carrying out several research and helps carry out various scientific expeditions and operations of bailing out in areas remote of the World Ocean”, he said in statements collected by the Russian news agency TASS.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.