The first launch of the nuclear Poseidon from the submarine will take place in the fall


The first full-fledged tests of the Russian nuclear submarine robot Poseidon are scheduled for this fall. This is reported by the agency. RIA Newsreferring to a source in the defense industry. The test launch of the UAV will be made from the board of the Belgorod nuclear submarine.


For the first time, information about the Status-6 project, which is developing a unique robot operating on a nuclear power plant, appeared in November 2015. In March of this year, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, spoke about the features of a promising autonomous apparatus, later called the Poseidon.

According to the Supreme Commander, a Russian submarine robot will be able to carry a nuclear charge and hit both coastal fortifications and surface targets, including enemy aircraft carrier groups, at a considerable distance, moving at high speed at great depths. At the same time, the volume of a powerful nuclear power plant, which is equipped with a promising drone, is one hundred times less than that of modern nuclear submarines.

Tests of the power plant and individual components of Poseidon have been conducted since 2018. This year, the robot will make the first test "swim" from the side of the submarine. The completion of work on the Status-6 project is scheduled for 2028.

It is assumed that a promising strategic nuclear autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicle will be able to cover a distance of at least 10 thousand km. At the same time, he will be able to dive to a kilometer depth and move at speeds up to 185 km / h.
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  1. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 27 May 2020 18: 27
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    Interestingly, if a real engine is nuclear, and it cannot be exploded in a torpedo (the Americans haven’t given a reason yet), then what will happen to it? Will it drown?
    Pick up on board? But this is a submarine - how to raise it? Pick up on the escort ship? But there was already an unsuccessful precedent in the Barents Sea with the rise of something nuclear. And if it is neutral waters and it will explode? And if she drowns, then how to get it? Does anyone know the answers?
    1. Winnie Offline
      Winnie (Winnie) 8 June 2020 08: 27
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      If, however, the nuclear reactor at Poseidon is launched, and it will take from two days to a week (the specifics of the MMT and PPU), then most likely it will not drown. Surely, for movement in water with different salinity and speed, it is equipped with ballast tanks that support the required buoyancy of the device.
      It is possible to raise Poseidon aboard a vessel, but without its continuous cooling, the RU will be covered with a copper basin. Therefore, the submarine is selected as the carrier.
      Another question excites me. What to do with Poseidon after the test? After all, after a reactor shutdown, they will become eternal (before the war) consumers of electricity. Alternatively, they can be left in Belgorod. But for the modernization and repair of units (the resource is not endless), and maybe for rebooting the AZ, Poseidon will still have to be disassembled. How well-developed these technologies are is a very big question. Therefore, Nenox may be a flower.
      1. cmonman Offline
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 8 June 2020 20: 34
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        Thanks for the details. I will follow the test from space, as well as the last time. If I see something suspicious, I’ll definitely let you know which square you don’t want to go into ... stop
  2. Syoma_67 Offline
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 27 May 2020 19: 54
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    The first launch of the nuclear Poseidon

    - like the first? Yes, he defeated everyone a year ago, America is shocked, Europe is in a panic, and here it’s on you, the first launch is not known whether it will take place or not.
    1. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 27 May 2020 23: 59
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      America is in shock, Europe is in a panic ...

      - everyone is waiting for the second boot to hit the wall ... !!!!