Russia has unveiled its army’s most powerful submarine to date, capable of carrying hundreds of torpedoes and reaching speeds of up to 31 knots.The new Yasen-class nuclear powered attack submarine, called the Kazan, is armed with torpedoes and long-range Kalibr cruise missiles. The ship was launched at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, northern Russia.
Russia will send the world’s largest submarine to the Baltic: Monster sub armed with 20 nuclear missiles to sail into NATOs ‘swimming pool’ as Putin flexes his defence muscles.The Kremlin is scheduled to parade the submarine in St Petersburg, but is set to serve as a chilling reminder to the rest of the world about Russia’s nuclear prowess.
- Massive Typhoon-class sub Dmitry Donskoy is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark
- Measuring an enormous 574-foot in length the Russian vessel it is one of the most feared of the Cold War era
- The beast set to serve as a chilling reminder to the rest of the world about Russia’s growing nuclear prowess
- Submarine can stay submerged for 120 days with a crew of 160 on board and is fitted with six torpedo tubes
Russia has flexed its nuclear muscles once again by sending the world’s largest submarine with an arsenal of 200 weapons on board including 20 nuclear missiles to the Baltic Sea.
The massive Typhoon-class sub called Dmitry Donskoy is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark into what Putin’s officials are calling NATO’s swimming pool. Measuring 574-foot in length and equipped with a total of 200 deadly weapons, it is one of the most feared vessels of the Cold War era.
The reason for building the enormous fighting machine was to counter the American equivalent Ohio-class submarines, which were capable of carrying 192 warheads. Typically, the Russian model – of which six were build – was bigger and heavier than its US counterpart.
At the launch of the new submarine, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov claimed the new ship is the most modern in the world, emphasising how hard it is to track due to its low-level noise.
“It represents the cutting edge of nuclear submarine design,” he said. The launch comes at a time when Russian submarines combat patrols have reached levels not seen since the Cold War. Crews spent more than 3,000 days on patrol last year, which Admiral Korolyov called “an excellent level”.
At the launch of the new submarine, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov claimed the new ship is the most modern in the world, emphasising how hard it is to track due to its low-level noise.The submarine is expected to be placed in service by next year and Russia’s navy intends to commission a total of seven of the submarines to be put into service by 2023.
This to me poses a major threat to US defence system.Trust me US will definitely come in with a different hit of weaponry.