Putin’s ‘City-Killer’: Russia Launches World’s Largest Nuclear-Armed Submarine 

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Putin's 'City-Killer': Russia Launches World's Largest Nuclear-Armed Submarine 

Belgorod. Source: Defence View

Originally published by ZeroHedge.

It’s being popularly dubbed “Putin’s city-killer” – and is also being widely acknowledged as the largest submarine in the world to be built for 30 years: Russian Navy’s ‘Special Mission’ K-329 Belgorod has been put to see for the first time within the past days, undergoing sea trials.

Estimated at 178 meters (584 feet) long and about 15 meters (49 feet) across, it’s twice the size of the UK Royal Navy’s largest submarines, but more impressively is equipped with AI-guided nuclear tipped underwater drones which according to one prominent Western source are capable of hitting coastal targets lying 6,000 miles away.

The Belgorod has been known about and teased by the Kremlin for years, but is now being hailed in Russian media as a “game changer”.

One military expert with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Dr. Sidharth Kaushal, explained to The Mail on Sunday:

“The Belgorod is large enough to act as a mother ship for a unique set of smaller vessels which have deep-diving capabilities and the ability to tamper with undersea infrastructure. 

It’s well equipped for sabotage and clandestine operations. Its Poseidon nuclear torpedoes could also be a very effective means of attacking an aircraft carrier in wartime – one against which at present no defense exists.”

It was designed with the advanced Poiseidon torpedoes in mind as part of Russia’s broader nuclear deterrence arsenal.

Putin's 'City-Killer': Russia Launches World's Largest Nuclear-Armed Submarine 

Belgorod (Naval Photos by Oleg Kuleshov)

Here’s more on why the gigantic Belgorod poses a major challenge for US and other Western attempts to classify and thus understand the vessel from a separate naval analysis source:

Belgorod it’s intended purpose presents Western analysts with an enigma. She will combine two seemingly contradictory roles. The first is as a host submarine (read ‘mothership’) for deep diving nuclear powered midget submarines. These are capable of working on cables and other objects on the sea floor. The concern in NATO is that these could include the undersea internet cables connecting Western countries. This is termed a ‘special mission’ in navy parlance (which is full of euphemisms for covert activities).

The second role is one of nuclear strike and deterrence. For this she will be armed with six ‘2м39′ Poseidon torpedoes. These are a whole new category of weapon not fielded by any another navy. They have been described as ‘Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedoes’.

Each of these AI-driven torpedoes are themselves over 20 meters long, and at least according to Russian military claims have a practically unlimited range in terms of what they could reach across entire oceans.

Putin's 'City-Killer': Russia Launches World's Largest Nuclear-Armed Submarine 

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The timing of the submarine’s sea trial launch days ago is also a “propaganda victory” of sorts given last week’s dangerous Black Sea warning shots incident off Crimea involving Russia chasing away from its waters the UK’s HMS Defender.

British defense officials within days after the incident expressed “surprise” at how rapidly things escalated, given it seems they didn’t expected Russia to that quickly initiate live fire warnings.

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block

This is what happens when you piss off a nation that thrives on innovation and discipline. China, Iran, the DPRK (etc.) are other examples.

André

xxx

Last edited 2 months ago by André
ff ff

China thrives on discipline, not innovation. If they thrived on innovation they wouldn’t have arrested Jack Ma for trying to start a bank and they would have made better vaccines.

DRPK thrives on nothing because it’s not thriving at all, not in any sense is the DPRK thriving. DPRK exists only because of China, and China keeps DPRK in existence as a distraction from it’s own evil.

It’s an insult to Russia to compare it to DPRK, Iran, and China

block

Ridiculous comments. Research the Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Macau bridge and tunnel system the Chinese created.

Your trolling stupidity is showing badly.

Last edited 2 months ago by block
Justin

100% agree with you. These MORONS think Russia is like China and North Korea! China has stolen more from Russia than any other nation!

André

Russia has its own merits. Mainly in their development of new strategic weapons. But they should learn lessons from China and Iran too. Russia should learn from China and Iran how to massively produce cheap cruise missiles and drones. And even putting aside their pride and importing drones form Iran and China to learn their methods. Also Russia should produce as many nuclear torpedoes as there are F-35 and nuclear attack submarines from NATO. Just one submarine carrying nuclear torpedoes is not enough. They should have dozens of nuclear torpedoes being installed in frigates and cargo Ships controlled by the navy to have a real balance of power. But that is only me. I know Putin do prefer a low rofile on his strategic means.

Last edited 2 months ago by André
Justin

“China innovation” hahaha
You idiot!
They copied everything, stole and bought everything! Even their own Commie leaders admit this in a leaked video when he was drunk!
Dont be stupid comparing these rat nations to Russia!
Its offensive to Russia

Abraham Lincoln

China’s economy is now 120% of the JUSSA so yes China is thriving.

Justin

JESUS you support China and North Korea?
WTF!

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

Anyone who knows anything about China, isn’t fed the propaganda from Amerimedia, knows that China’s entire history is one of innovation. Your ignorance is either by choice or pretence, but in either case it is your problem, not China’s.

Also, for a country bombed to dust by Amerikastan and existing virtually alone since 1991, the DPRK has managed relatively well. Sorry to deflate your expectations.

André

Sorry, but whose fault is it that DPRK is alone?? DPRK is alone because their leaders starve their people to death by allocating all their energy on producing weapons and creating a military for military expansionism. Of course they are alone. Their intention is to destroy South Korea by occupying it or destroying it using nuclear weapons. Who would want to have relations with a country that starve their own people by design of their greed for absolut power, no matter the harm on their people.

bangkok

What the fuk are you spewing on here? China has lifted 800 million people out of poverty and that is the stuff of miracle not seen in history. On top of that, China already has the largest economy in the world and is expected to triple u.s. GDP in next 15 years. North Korea has kept peace in Korean peninsular for the last 70 years by keeping u.s. at bay, and now north Korea has the ability to annihilate u.s. There won’t be a war in Korea anytime soon thanks to north Korea. Here is another thing. Capitalism has killed billions of people and is still killing. Communism came about in response to capitalism’s inhumane savagery. What you are enjoying mostly nowadays are fruits of communism such as right to form unions, unemployment compensation, food stamp, right to work, milk for infants, social security benefits, worker’s compensation, mandatory education, medicare and medicaid, etc. In all, capitalism is for oligarchs and the most advanced form of capitalism is fascism as witnessed in u.s.

Last edited 2 months ago by bangkok
Dicksonrp

Beautifully stated

André

They did that by applying capitallism to their system while they still oppress their people with a dictatorship. USA and Germany, and Japan and South Korea are the proof that you can develope a country from great poverty to great prosperity. South Korea did it. Japan did it. USA did it, despite actual problems. Germany did it after world war two. So the prosperity of Chinese new middle class is not an excuse for a totalitariam regime that kill anyone that would want to have another free system. By the way. Iran was a prosper country before the Islamic Theocracy was imposed.

Z

Russian strategic subs can annihilate not just one city but entire Texas or Britain, even without Poseidons.

Chess Master

There is a special chamber in this submarine. It has a golden wc seat but it’s small.

block

stick to eating crazy glue… recommended by the fda

Last edited 2 months ago by block
Dicksonrp

It’s a common trait of zio Jews he has…

Lone Ranger

Its a heavily modified Oscar II class.
Its not a city killer its an east coast killer.

Phoron

Yes, true.

Incidentally where the highest concentration of globohomo regime criminals work and reside; also the epicenter of it’s economic power, and it’s ability to project power

Dicksonrp

You mean the hooked nose variety always victims?

Lone Ranger

Deterrence is gold.

Peppe il Sicario

Park it in the North Sea and give Queen Lizardbirth and her crew 2 days to get out of Dodge!!! You’ll see how the world changes.

Raptar Driver

It looks like Russia is in another arms race.
It is winning on the technological side of this but It cannot win in the long-term since the US can print unlimited money backed by the majority of the world.
Russia must strike Before this happens and they lose their edge.
I don’t think this will happen under the Putin administration.

Last edited 2 months ago by Raptar Driver
block

Not quite right. The share of the USD in global trade is declining as is the country itself.

Russia, China & Iran lead the way in setting up alternative payment methods.

Raptar Driver

Yes I have heard this mantra for many many years.
It is no closer now then it was 20 years ago.
You are giving people false hope. Russia, china, Iran are all part of the same worldwide governmental system as we are.
The world wide Covid conspiracy proves this.
Have the 3 countries you mentioned bought into this or not?
There is no alternative. They are all the same.

Last edited 2 months ago by Raptar Driver
Jaime

The days of the dollar being the international currency are counted.

Raptar Driver

Yes, I have been saying this since the 1990s and yet no end in sight.

Last edited 2 months ago by Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver

Stupid CIA troll.

Phoron

Arsenal of Civilization vs the orcs of Globohomo-Mordor and the LGBTQWERTYUIOP AIDS Brigades

Dicksonrp

You mean the hooked nose variety? Oh vei

Phoron

The US Gay Navy is probably terrified at the prospect of being wholly vulnerable to a 2MT weapon slipping into Norfolk at any time

KnowTheJew

If only Russia would state that any missile they launch on the Jews’ tools would also see one launched on the Jews’ den of thieves, Israel. Maybe the Jews might quiet their plunder and destruction of mankind?!

Dicksonrp

Excellent idea… EXCELLENT!!!

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

The graphic is incompatible with the launch photo. The former shows a single screw design while the launch photo clearly shows two side by side shrew shafts with shrouded screws. A double shaft configuration is an unconventional arrangement for a submarine and immediately caught my attention.

Selbstdenker

All Russian balistic missile subs have double screw design, as well as the American BMS.

Zayed

You’re like bad breath – repulsive.

Cosmo Kramer

US would take 20 years and 900 billion dollars to make the same thing, and with 750 problems LOL

L du Plessis

God bless Russia and crush its enemies!! long rule Putin!! 💪🙏

Liberal guy

Ya