Russia Unveils New Underwater Nuclear Drone
By mistake, Russian television showed their government’s new underwater fast attack nuclear drone dubbed Kanyon by the Pentagon.
This submersible is categorized as what is referred to as a Status-6 system.
The Russians admit that this system was accidentally released to the public and the Washington Free Beacon was the first to disclose the weapon.
The drone is a fast attack weapon capable of delivering a nuclear warhead and is touted as an anti-missile defense system. Its a torpedo shaped device and its disclosure sure has the Kremlin a bit embarrassed. Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6 is what this is called and reportedly developed by the TsKB MT Rubin design bureau. They’ve developed all the modern submarines that the Russian navy has in operation.
It gets nasty.
According to the gathered info on the weapon, its intention is to dagae the important components of an enemy’s economy in a coastal area and invlict unacceptable damage to the enemy’s territory via the creation of wide radioactive contamination making it unsuitable for economic, military or any other activity to be conducted for long periods of time.
The drone can travel at a depth of 3,280 ft and speed along at 56 knots. It can be delivered by certain submarines and other official craft and its range is said to be 6,200 miles. Its due to be deployed via testing in 2019-2020.
This all has to be taken with a grain of salt, but the age of drones is upon us. This weapon looks intimidating, but any sumersible can be thwarted with countermeasures. The scariest part of this is that the system is computerized and these systems have always proven to be vunlnerable to hackers. Should this weapon fall into the hands of a hacker, there’s no place on Earth that would be safe.
The US also has new weaponry on the table and in action that most are unaware of. Satellite and its own drone technologies equipped with new beam weapons and more, are likely to be in full operation by the time this russian drone gets anwywhere near deployment. The mistake of the Russians by having it exposed so early means that there’s more than enough time for the US and its allies to come up with countermeasures that may make such a drone weapon obsolete by the time it hits the shelves.
It’s getting scarier with weapons development as new materials are being introduced making the systems more horrifying than ever.