The Russian government has recently published several videos that have many quite concerned. In these videos, some kind of new nuclear weapon seems to be present and it is quite terrifying.
One of the videos of this device show that it is basically being a prototype of a giant torpedo. It is known as ‘Poseidon.’ The caption along with the video says “Trials are underway to verify dynamic characteristics of a vehicle at the training grounds of the Russian Ministry of Defence.” It is said that the Russian government actually leaked a diagram of this weapon or one like it back in 2015 that suggested it would carry about a 50-megaton nuclear bomb.
While back then it was referred to as ‘Status-6’ we can at this point assume it is the same weapon or at least very similar. According to BBC, the diagram described the purpose of this weapon to “destroy important economic installations of the enemy in coastal areas and cause guaranteed devastating damage to the country’s territory by creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time.” Slightly horrifying, isn’t it?
These kinds of weapons and being detonated so low below the ocean’s surface can and most likely would trigger local tsunamis depending on where they’re detonated. US nuclear tests from the 40s, 50s, and 60s have proved this. Rex Richardson, a physicist actually told Business Insider as follows in regards “A well-placed nuclear weapon of yeild in the range of 20 MT to 50 MT near a sea coast could certainly couple enough energy to equal the 2011 tsunami, and perhaps more.” Blasts of this stature are unpredictable and cause far more destructing than above ground detonations would.
If Poseidon is ever truly completed we might be in for much more than we could ever have bargained for. Nuclear weapons are becoming more and more advanced and in that truly damning to us all. To see the video mentioned above check out the video below.