Friday, September 11, 2015
From the Washington Free Beacon, Bill Gertz and the tip from Harry we have more alarmist headlines. Russian mega-tonnage underwater nuclear warhead as carried by a new and very advanced unattended underwater vehicle [UUV]. This UUV called Kanyon?
"Russia Building Nuclear-Armed Drone Submarine"
"‘Kanyon’ unmanned sub to target harbors, cities"
"Russia is building a drone submarine to deliver large-scale nuclear weapons against U.S. harbors and coastal cities, according to Pentagon officials."
"The developmental unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV, when deployed, will be equipped with megaton-class warheads capable of blowing up key ports used by U.S. nuclear missile submarines, such as Kings Bay, Ga., and Puget Sound in Washington state."
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"Based on Soviet nuclear torpedo" That nuclear torpedo [not a UUV] from the era of the Cold War NEVER HAVING GOTTEN THE CONCEPT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.
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"The T-15 torpedo was about 75 feet long and was capable of carrying a high-yield thermonuclear warhead some 15 miles [distance and not depth] underwater . . . called 'a truly innovative concept.'”
The one-way mission to destroy a port facility in time of war using a thermonuclear warhead to do so.
Kanyon if deployed carried to the scene of the action by a mother ship, either a submarine or surface vessel [even a commercial ship] and then released.
That development of mega-tonnage thermonuclear weaponry something the United States has eschewed for quite a long time. Those large size bombs already in the American arsenal either being decommissioned or put into moth-balls, deactivated and stored or just having been for the most part gotten rid of. For a variety of reasons.
NOW we read about this. A blast from the past almost literally so you might say. Russians now but the Soviet before them very fond of the super-bomb, the super-weapon, the grandiose-destroy-all munition able to create devastation of Biblical proportions and perhaps even them some.
San Francisco, Long Beach, Seattle, Boston, New York City, etc. All beware!! Norfolk, Jacksonville, King's Bay, Bremerton, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, all be on high alert as well!