While rampant confusion about the PMC Wagner insurrection that wasn’t dominates coverage of the rapidly escalating conflict between Russia and NATO, something much more significant may be occurring beneath the surface.
The K-329 Belgorod is an advanced Oscar II – Class submarine commissioned by Vladimir Putin in 2022 and intended to serve as a launch platform for Poseidon nuclear torpedo drones.
According to a report by USNI News, Poseidon drones are “strategic nuclear weapons designed to circumvent the West’s growing ballistic missile defense capability.”
After launch, the 80-foot nuclear torpedoes would move undetected across the ocean floor before detonating a 100-megaton, cobalt-enhanced warhead.
The resulting radioactive tidal wave would completely decimate any target coastline“creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time.”
On Friday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov announced that Russia would not notify Washington of Poseidon nuclear submarine drone tests.
Noted expert on submarines and sub-surface systems, H.I. Sutton, reports the announcement is one of several indicators which suggest a test launch of the feared weapons system may indeed be imminent.
“Russia’s largest submarine, Belgorod (K-329), has sailed from Severodvinsk in the Russian Arctic in the past few days,” Sutton explains, “Also sailing from Severodvinsk was the support ship Akademik Aleksandrov. This ship is associated with testing the 2м39 Poseidon Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedo. The sailing of the two together, plus other signs observed, may indicate that a Poseidon test launch is imminent.”
Here->https://t.co/x9fml4Pnln#OSINT indicates that first POSEIDON Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedo launches from #Russian submarine Belgorod may occur in next few days
Not related to Wagner coup, but may provide a show of strength pic.twitter.com/8iVnqn8t0R
— H I Sutton (@CovertShores) June 25, 2023
In a phone conversation this afternoon, Former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer Tanya Hildenbrand points out that “OSINT shows final delivery of the 2-megaton torpedos have taken place so testing
Source: The Gateway Pundit