Russia will be able to destroy all cities on the US coast, using its "doomsday torpedoes" in case of war. Brent Eastwood, a columnist for the American edition of 19Fortyfive, wrote about this, talking about the Russian unmanned underwater vehicle Poseidon 2M39, equipped with a nuclear power plant.
The most dangerous drone developed for the Russian military in the coming years is the Poseidon, which is planned to be put into service in 2027. Despite the fact that the weapon has been designed for only a few years, it is already terrifying.
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The American said that the specified device will be launched from a carrier submarine, but the installed power plant allows you not to fear for fuel consumption, range and sailing time, making its radius of action unlimited. Thus, Russian submariners will be able to release Poseidons wherever and whenever they want.
In addition, the device will carry a nuclear warhead. The author predicted that Poseidon could even be equipped with a "cobalt bomb", i.e. radioactive weapons. He clarified that the "cobalt bomb" is a theoretical modification of a nuclear weapon, which gives a strong radioactive contamination even with a small explosion, in which the last shell contains not uranium-238, but cobalt.
The analyst pointed out that the Poseidon underwater would be extremely difficult to detect. Poseidon-class vehicles will have no problem crossing the North Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean, despite the anti-submarine defense. At the same time, the damage to the United States in the event of their use will be colossal.