Russia builds up massive military arsenal in Arctic, new satellite images show

Russia builds up massive military arsenal in Arctic, new satellite images show


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.”

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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

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