Russia Reveals Secret Nuclear-Armed Drone Sub

by Bill Gertz  |  published on November 12, 2015

Russian document shown on state-run television confirmed that Moscow is developing a high-speed drone submarine capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

The secret weapon was shown on a document during several Tuesday Russian television broadcasts of President Vladimir Putin announcing plans for new strike weapons capable of defeating missile defenses.

Disclosure of the nuclear-tipped, torpedo-shaped weapon was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon and has been dubbed Kanyon by the Pentagon.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • Dave N.

    This
    is nothing new per say, torpedo’s and cruise missiles with nuclear warheads
    have been around for a good while. What does make this unique is that it’s
    being delivered by a submarine drone. That is a new tactic with some serious
    ramifications, small unmanned all electric submarines would be hard to detect
    and therefore capable of getting in very close before delivering the weapons.
    One could be moved into position well in advance of a first strike timeline and
    allowed to just sit on the bottom in complete silence and then delivered as
    part of a larger strike while we are focused of the incoming ballistic missiles.
    I seriously doubt that Russia is alone in this thinking process, it doesn’t take
    a rocket scientist to come up with any number of new potential delivery
    systems. Fully developing something like this to a functionally reliable system,
    now that takes a good deal of funding for the required R&D. Then they have
    to build them which takes even more time and money.

  • KDC

    “The night’s test launch of the Trident missile over Orange County was staged near a high population area for a tactical reason: To have as many witnesses (and videos) as possible, sending a very visible warning message to China that says, “We can destroy you if you don’t back off.”
    Russia and China are partnering for a “massive first strike” against the United States, involving cyber attacks, economic attacks, missile attacks against US Navy warships and even the possibility of EMP weapons that attack America’s power grid infrastructure.”
    Then you hear nothing about this in the LSM, of course. But, the FoxNews makes a big joke about it saying it wasn’t aliens, blah, blah, blah. No one is telling the truth.

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