Russia is amassing a formidable array of military weapons in the Arctic – including the Poseidon 2M39, a stealth torpedo that has been dubbed the “super-weapon,” according to new satellite images.
The nuclear-powered torpedo is intended to sneak past coastal defenses, like those in the US, and deliver a whopping warhead of multiple megatons, CNN reported.
Christopher Ford, who served as assistant secretary of state for International Security and Non-Proliferation until January, has said that the Poseidon is designed to “inundate US coastal cities with radioactive tsunamis.”
Russian officials said the torpedo is intended to deliver a warhead of several megatons – whose radioactive waves would leave wide stretches of a targeted coastline uninhabitable for decades, according to the network.
And now, satellite photos taken by space tech company Maxar for CNN have revealed a build-up of Russian military bases and hardware — along with underground storage sites – on the Arctic coastline.
Satellite images show the reported build