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US intelligence believes that Russia is allegedly preparing tests of the Poseidon maritime drone

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US intelligence believes that Russia is allegedly preparing tests of the Poseidon maritime drone

The Russian military may test a "nuclear torpedo", referring to the Poseidon naval drone, US intelligence notes the preparation of surface ships and submarines for testing. This is reported by CNN with reference to a senior US official who wished to remain anonymous.


American intelligence, according to this same official, has recently observed the preparation of Russian warships for a "possible" test of a "nuclear torpedo". This conclusion was made after the Russian special-purpose nuclear submarine Belgorod was seen in the group, which is the carrier of the Poseidon marine drones. However, a detachment of ships, together with the submarine, returned to their places of deployment without having carried out any tests.

According to the Americans, "technical difficulties" supposedly caused by Western sanctions imposed against Russia could prevent the Russians from testing the "nuclear torpedo". Russia is said to be currently unable to produce high-tech weapons, which is allegedly confirmed by the military actions in Ukraine, which were invaded by "poorly trained and under-equipped" Russian troops.

Now in Washington they fear that Russia will soon try to test the Poseidon again, but they hope that this may be prevented by the ice covering the sea ranges of the Northern fleet. At the same time, the Americans do not believe that the tests will be associated with a real nuclear explosion.

The topic of possible tests of Poseidon naval drones is being actively discussed in NATO, the forces and means of the alliance are trying to track all the movements of the Belgorod submarine, which is the carrier of "nuclear torpedoes", as they are called in the West.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 10 November 2022 20: 03
    -1
    Yes, the day after tomorrow we pulled this submarine into Dead Donets, the missiles will be tested in Temernichka, for starters wassat
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 10 November 2022 20: 04
    +1
    US intelligence believes that Russia is allegedly preparing tests of the Poseidon maritime drone
    . So what else can be done to slow down the most zealous, possessed, though?
    1. Miller
      Miller 11 November 2022 07: 39
      +1
      It must be announced that the tests were successful and two "Poseidons" are already lying on the ocean floor on both sides of the United States, and the third off the coast of Britain and waiting in the wings. Let them itch and think if there is anything.
    2. Pravodel
      Pravodel 12 November 2022 11: 20
      +1
      what else can be done to slow down the most zealous, possessed ...

      And so that the bastards are afraid of us ..
  3. ASM
    ASM 10 November 2022 20: 05
    +4
    Why supposedly? Any weapon must be tested - this is an axiom. So there will be trials, there will be, and there is no getting away from it. Another thing is that, instead of a special warhead, a simulator will be installed.
    1. MBRSS
      MBRSS 10 November 2022 20: 39
      +3
      what imitator? - there is a nuclear reactor! Running tests, such as: released, swam to the coast of the United States, lay there and returned back. Probably so.
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 10 November 2022 22: 45
        +1
        Quote from A.S.M.
        Any weapon must be tested - this is an axiom.

        Quote: MBRBS
        what imitator? - there is a nuclear reactor!

        At one time, we had a thermonuclear "Tsar Bomba" (aka "Kuzkina's mother", aka AN602) in the equivalent of 101,5 megatons. Scientists are smart people, so for testing the bomb was assembled in its half version (in fact it turned out to be 58 megatons). The seismic wave in the earth's crust, generated by the shock wave of the explosion (on the island of Novaya Zemlya), circled the globe three times.
        So, there is experience in this matter: a torpedo must be launched at half the power of the reactor, with half the warhead, and so that the wave does not go to our shores.
        PS
        As one person told me, who talked with witnesses of the “Kuzkina Mother” test (1961), according to calculations, the thermonuclear reaction should have gone on for some time and, of course, went out. But the control time was up, and the thermonuclear reaction continued. those who thought about this began to have doubts that the reaction would go out altogether ... But, thank God, it went out.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 10 November 2022 23: 01
      0
      Quote from A.S.M.
      Why supposedly? Any weapon must be tested - this is an axiom. So there will be trials, there will be, and there is no getting away from it. Another thing is that, instead of a special warhead, a simulator will be installed.

      Or maybe the tests have begun? They let her out of the submarine at a low speed and she went "crawling" around the training ground? It is not necessary to launch such a torpedo at maximum speed, it was not conceived for ships, but for coasts and coastal bases.
    3. Storog dvornik
      Storog dvornik 11 November 2022 07: 37
      -1
      According to the Americans themselves, Poseidon was tested on January 15, 2022 in the Pacific Ocean, masking the test by the explosion of the underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai ...
      The choice of the area is not accidental, it was in those parts of the United States that nuclear weapons were tested in the 50s, and the radiation fallout at the bottom could serve as a disguise and an excuse ...
      The name is Operation Poseidon's Adventure...
      The states apparently knew in advance and really screwed up, so it was at that time that they turned off their radiation monitoring system ...
      Bach turned out to be noble, and was photographed from a satellite ...
      It seems to be true - at about this time it was the Belgorod nuclear submarine that was undergoing state tests nearby ...
  4. Foundling
    Foundling 10 November 2022 20: 06
    -2
    I hope Poseidon was made more meaningful than corvettes and you don’t have to rivet beeches to it
    1. Normann
      Normann 10 November 2022 20: 44
      +4
      And a very sensible idea, to screw a beech, and a couple of geraniums and cornets a little bit - we get a missile cruiser.
  5. Eva Star
    Eva Star 10 November 2022 20: 06
    +2
    Is it possible to conduct tests off the coast of the UK?
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 10 November 2022 20: 14
      -2
      Quote from Eva Star
      Is it possible to conduct tests off the coast of the UK?

      Can ! But then ! First, cut into Greenland ... Break off a piece of the glacier. De . for the needs of fresh water in the arid regions of Africa .. with subsequent transportation ... cash on delivery ...
      1. Brturin
        Brturin 10 November 2022 20: 37
        0
        Quote: 30 vis
        First, cut across Greenland ... Break off a piece of the glacier.

        here and so they believe that the Gulf Stream is slowing down due to the melting of glaciers - fresh water enters the current and disrupts circulation, and then somehow stimulate this process ...
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 11 November 2022 07: 38
          0
          Quote: BrTurin
          First, cut across Greenland ... Break off a piece of the glacier.

          here and so they believe that the Gulf Stream is slowing down due to the melting of glaciers - fresh water enters the current and disrupts circulation, and then somehow stimulate this process ...

          Completely misunderstood. Break off a piece of the continental ice of Greenland, and in the form of a huge iceberg tow to the coast of Namibia, which is suffering from drought and lack of water ...
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 11 November 2022 02: 08
        +2
        Quote: 30 vis
        cut across Greenland ... Break off a piece of the glacier. De . for fresh water needs in arid regions of Africa

        Let the icebergs float across the Atlantic. You look, they will remind a couple of American aircraft carriers about the Titanic. laughing
    2. MMX
      MMX 10 November 2022 20: 19
      -8
      Quote from Eva Star
      Is it possible to conduct tests off the coast of the UK?

      Of course. Then you can transfer the tests under the walls of the Kremlin, but already the Trident missiles.
      1. agoran
        agoran 10 November 2022 20: 39
        +1
        RS-28 "Sarmat" (according to NATO classification: SS-X-30, to destroy the UK island We need only seven, where will we send 3 more?
        1. MMX
          MMX 10 November 2022 20: 45
          -1
          Quote: agoran
          RS-28 "Sarmat" (according to NATO classification: SS-X-30, to destroy the UK island We need only seven, where will we send 3 more?


          And it doesn't matter anymore. Great Britain is a NATO country and an attack on it means a nuclear war, which means that a lot will fly in response, and abundantly.
          1. agoran
            agoran 10 November 2022 20: 56
            0
            I highly doubt it. Europe does not need a radioactive desert. The UK left the EU, that's where their problems are.
            By the way, the first strikes will be on NATO nuclear weapons bases, such as Ramstein.
          2. Andobor
            Andobor 10 November 2022 21: 34
            +1
            Quote: MMX
            Great Britain is a NATO country and an attack on it means a nuclear war, which means that a lot will fly in response, and abundantly.

            The Americans will not want to die, they are very exceptional, and besides, they are used to merging allies.
        2. Normann
          Normann 10 November 2022 20: 46
          +1
          Intuitively, I guess, but I would like to clarify.)
      2. Eva Star
        Eva Star 10 November 2022 20: 51
        0
        There was news in the English press that all 4 nuclear submarines were aground in Scotland. Usually cost 3 and one on a hike, but due to a fire, she had to return to the port. The UK has only 4 submarines and that's it.
    3. Shket53
      Shket53 10 November 2022 20: 20
      +2
      "Can I test off the coast of Great Britain?" .... Yes, you can ... really a tiny nuance ... but what about the freedom-loving peoples of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ... and they are For Sho? ... Although ... if you scratch your head .... yes, to hell with them, ... they cut down the forest ... chips fly
  6. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 10 November 2022 20: 18
    +1
    What's with the ice? Will the trials not take place in Florida?
  7. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 10 November 2022 20: 20
    +3
    Now we need to troll the amers and close part of the Gulf of Mexico for shipping, allegedly for the New World exercises in neutral waters
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 10 November 2022 20: 31
    +4
    It’s too late to drink Borjomi, but what did this boat do off the coast of NATO countries a couple of years ago. In GUGI, our men are taciturn. One question is why Belgorod should leave the White Sea, it’s not a lake.
    1. Vlodek
      Vlodek 10 November 2022 20: 42
      +1
      And what is the autonomy of Posik in standby mode? half a year old can get caught? chew sea cabbage .... before work
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 10 November 2022 20: 45
        0
        A nuclear reactor, for the entire time of its life. Only nuclear submarines do not lie down on the ground, the reactor cooling system does not. Although those who served on the nuclear submarine, I can have a different opinion.
        1. Sergey39
          Sergey39 10 November 2022 20: 51
          0
          Nuclear submarines do not lay down on the ground! Not necessary!)))
  9. Jafar
    Jafar 10 November 2022 20: 41
    -1
    Quote: MMX

    Of course. Then you can transfer the tests under the walls of the Kremlin, but already the Trident missiles.

    How are the Vanguards, by the way, doing? Is there something on the go?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 10 November 2022 20: 48
      +2
      One rows towards England in the surface position. A newspaper from England wrote.
    2. Sergey39
      Sergey39 10 November 2022 20: 53
      -1
      It's in your brain that you are talking nonsense! Go to your own and carry it, there is nonsense! (((
  10. agoran
    agoran 10 November 2022 20: 43
    +1
    As far as I understand, "Poseidon" is an underwater drone with a nuclear warhead, which approaches the coast at a depth of 3-5 km and waits for a command while at depth.
    Well, or the lack of a command from the command center.
  11. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 10 November 2022 20: 52
    +3
    In fact, Americans are afraid of this thing. Even in a single copy. The real acceptance of Poseidon into service in the nuclear triad of the RF Armed Forces is not far off. There is no counterweight to Poseidon and cannot be. It's like Perimeter (Dead Hand). Only the fear of our enemies can prevent a world nuclear war.
    1. agoran
      agoran 10 November 2022 21: 10
      +1
      The minke whales set up buoys to detect submarines. But there the radiation pattern is up 100-200 meters.
      "Poseidon" goes to a greater depth, approaches the coast, lays down on the ground and waits for a command or its absence, then pops up and strikes at pre-killed targets. Yes, like a "dead hand" / There was infa that underwater communications were developed in the Russian Federation on new principles.
  12. Tusv
    Tusv 10 November 2022 20: 52
    +3
    And actually why constantly "Allegedly". The enemy must stand and fight without any "supposedly". And then they got completely pissed off
  13. Aag
    Aag 10 November 2022 21: 14
    0
    Hello Alternate Reality Club!
    I read all the comments (at the time of the answer ...)
    No, - the guys will not say that you are completely wrong. But it seems that Politics is now being built according to other canons (according to the bubble!, - and here, we are the losers ...), it seems that even if, hypothetically, we can submerge foggy Albion below world ocean level, this will not stop an aggressive policy The United States and its satellites... We have to reckon with this.
    ... No offense, please ... After Kherson, he is not in himself. I want positive news.
    But, alas, this one cannot compensate for the sad conclusions ... (((( hi
    1. agoran
      agoran 10 November 2022 21: 26
      0
      I'll try to answer. Himself in complete ah (surprise). But in the case of a missile launch from Europe, the answer will be unequivocal.
      1. Aag
        Aag 10 November 2022 22: 46
        +1
        Quote: agoran
        I'll try to answer. Himself in complete ah (surprise). But in the case of a missile launch from Europe, the answer will be unequivocal.

        Why all of a sudden such confidence? After all the reforms, events? Or do you think that the l / s of the Strategic Missile Forces lives in other worlds? I assure you, - in a little more fabulous, - because they believed: once their turn has come, it means kirdyk to everything, and to everyone ... And, - this cannot be, - well, because of age, upbringing, education, to be seen by most ...
        Yes, - he has been in the reserve for a long time, but he has not lost his connection (they are serving, the sons of former colleagues (!) are already retiring (!)), - and the state of affairs is not encouraging.
        It's good - that the servicemen are not satisfied either. (only they are more annoyed by the level of income, restrictions ... ((().
        Well, how they brought up, with the ban on ideology ...
      2. Al manah
        Al manah 10 November 2022 23: 27
        -2
        No one will ever shoot at their children and their palaces, and they are all right there.
  14. Arkady007
    Arkady007 10 November 2022 22: 32
    -1
    Why does Poseidon need high-precision equipment?
    You only need to know which side of the world the US and the UK are in.
  15. AdAstra
    AdAstra 10 November 2022 22: 42
    -1
    What wonderful comments. Just how is it that we don’t leave Kherson anymore and returned to Kharkovskaya and Zmeiny, from Donetsk the Ukrainopithecus is 300 km away. driven away? Or did ours have ultraceramic balls?
  16. iouris
    iouris 10 November 2022 23: 10
    0
    If as a result of the tests Yellowstone works, then the tests can be considered successful. Strait them. Stalin - this is relevant.
    1. Vladimir Postnikov
      Vladimir Postnikov 11 November 2022 01: 37
      0
      Quote: iouris
      If as a result of the tests Yellowstone works, then the tests can be considered successful. Strait them. Stalin - this is relevant.

      Is it like this? Fantasy however. A hypothetical torpedo with a relatively small warhead (albeit a nuclear one). And Yellowstone beyond the Rocky Mountains, a thousand miles from the nearest coast. Somehow the uncivilized does not fit in.
      And in general, all this is enemy noodles. Poseidon was supposed to pass sea trials in the summer of 2019, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. How long ago was that.
      And by the way, since this year, the anti-corruption program has officially been called Poseidon. It is an accident? Among the Greeks, he did not deal with corruption in any way, exclusively by the sea. And it is very possible that fans of Greek mythology will soon rename "Belgorod" to "Niobe".
  17. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 11 November 2022 04: 26
    +1
    The main peace of mind is that we replaced the chips from the "washers" with the chips from the "Tetris" and now he chooses where to go down. Everything is fine with technology, there are no politicians to make such decisions.
    1. Vladimir Postnikov
      Vladimir Postnikov 11 November 2022 11: 14
      0
      Quote: tolmachiev51
      The main peace of mind is that we replaced the chips from "washers" with chips from "Tetris"
      So now there will be no Tetris either.
      Quote: tolmachiev51
      Everything is fine with technology, there are no politicians to make such decisions.
      Exactly the opposite. Technology is a problem. And as for the politicians (who are not eagles and not falcons, who have stuck around all possible feeders, who are sawing and sawing), then their name is legion.
  18. Storog dvornik
    Storog dvornik 11 November 2022 07: 41
    0
    According to the Americans themselves, Poseidon was tested on January 15, 2022 in the Pacific Ocean, masking the test by the explosion of the underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai ...
    The choice of the area is not accidental, it was in those parts of the United States that nuclear weapons were tested in the 50s, and the radiation fallout at the bottom could serve as a disguise and an excuse ...
    The name is Operation Poseidon's Adventure...
    The states apparently knew in advance and really screwed up, so it was at that time that they turned off their radiation monitoring system ...
    Bach turned out to be noble, and was filmed from a satellite and shown in the media... https://ria.ru/20220130/vulkan-1770076918.html
    It seems to be true - at about this time it was the Belgorod nuclear submarine that was undergoing state tests nearby ...
  19. VictorVictor
    VictorVictor 11 November 2022 07: 54
    0
    Quote: Thrifty
    Yes, the day after tomorrow we pulled this submarine into Dead Donets, the missiles will be tested in Temernichka, for starters wassat

    More cannot be said. Masterpiece.
  20. VictorVictor
    VictorVictor 11 November 2022 08: 00
    0
    Quote: Storog Dvornik
    According to the Americans themselves, Poseidon was tested on January 15, 2022 in the Pacific Ocean, masking the test by the explosion of the underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai ...
    The choice of the area is not accidental, it was in those parts of the United States that nuclear weapons were tested in the 50s, and the radiation fallout at the bottom could serve as a disguise and an excuse ...
    The name is Operation Poseidon's Adventure...
    The states apparently knew in advance and really screwed up, so it was at that time that they turned off their radiation monitoring system ...
    Bach turned out to be noble, and was filmed from a satellite and shown in the media... https://ria.ru/20220130/vulkan-1770076918.html
    It seems to be true - at about this time it was the Belgorod nuclear submarine that was undergoing state tests nearby ...

    Nonsense. What is needed is not to undermine the BP, but to lay and execute the route at maximum depth, taking into account the characteristics of the bottom. To do this, map the bottom of the oceans on possible routes for the advance of the torpedo. Reliable bottom charts, and a way to navigate underwater when satellites are not available. This is the most difficult task, having solved it, Poseidon will become Hell on earth, even not yet in wartime. The test will be, but a simple launch, without warheads, say. from the White Sea to the Sea of ​​Japan.
  21. VictorVictor
    VictorVictor 11 November 2022 08: 07
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    Quote: Arkady007
    Why does Poseidon need high-precision equipment?
    You only need to know which side of the world the US and the UK are in.

    Of course. As they say, there is strength - no mind is needed. The head of the General Staff will draw a route along the line, from .... to, and order to execute. Where necessary, it will climb over narrowness, shallow water, but it will follow the order. so that he does not ask questions (Poseidon) - accept in the Communist Party. There are a lot of these....
  22. VictorVictor
    VictorVictor 11 November 2022 08: 11
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    Quote: Al Manah
    No one will ever shoot at their children and their palaces, and they are all right there.

    Some (mat) do not know what the Americans did with the Japanese - their citizens, at the beginning of the war. After Pearl Harbor. So, in case of something, the first hostages and residents of concentration camps will be just those. who think that they will be worse off at home.
    1. Two diplomas
      Two diplomas 11 November 2022 17: 48
      -1
      Remember. America is a country of white Anglo-Saxon people and neither the Japanese nor anyone else will ever be their own there. For many years, blacks have been trying to beg for at least a candy wrapper from chewing gum.
  23. Two diplomas
    Two diplomas 11 November 2022 17: 46
    -1
    To use Poseidon you need to have steel Faberge.
  24. VictorVictor
    VictorVictor 11 November 2022 19: 32
    0
    Quote: Two diplomas
    Remember. America is a country of white Anglo-Saxon people and neither the Japanese nor anyone else will ever be their own there. For many years, blacks have been trying to beg for at least a candy wrapper from chewing gum.

    About what candy wrappers, and how is the state interest connected with some foreign swindlers? Stop talking bullshit. Villas, yachts and accounts there have long been taken away, and revenge for this is just the topic. The enemies did what we ourselves could not do for decades.