Russian ‘doomsday machine’ nuke could wipe out coastal infrastructure with 300ft tsunamis

Destroyer:  Russia's new nuclear carrying drone submarine - Status-6 - would be able to create devastating tsunamis if dropping warheads underwater, according to experts

Destroyer: Russia’s new nuclear carrying drone submarine – Status-6 – would be able to create devastating tsunamis if dropping warheads underwater, according to experts

 

  • Russian underwater drone nuclear carrier could wipe out coastal cities
  • Drone submarine was confirmed as in development by Putin last month
  • The Status-6 drone is allegedly able to carry a 100 megaton warhead
  • Expert says a 50megaton warhead could create 328ft-high tsunami waves

Russia’s new nuclear drone submarine could be capable of causing 300ft-high tsunamis, able to wipe out coastal cities, experts say.

The existence of the drone, believed to be the Status-6 system – also known as ‘Putin’s doomsday machine’ – was confirmed by the Russian President himself in his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow last month. Continue reading

Russia Deployed Over 150 New Warheads in Past Year

U.S. cut warheads by 57 in same period

Russia deployed 153 strategic nuclear warheads over the past year under the New START arms treaty while the U.S. military pared its nuclear forces by 57 warheads, according to State Department figures released last week.

The increase in warheads by Moscow appears to be part of Moscow’s large-scale strategic nuclear forces buildup.

Defense officials disclosed last week that Russia is doubling the number of strategic nuclear warheads and remains over the 1,550 warhead limit set by the 2010 New START arms treaty. Continue reading