“'It certainly is a threat U.S. forces will need to take into account,' . . . . 'It is large enough to carry a megaton-class nuclear weapon, although the 100 megaton weapon they advertise may be too heavy.'" - - Bryan Clark.
Thanks to the tip from Freeper and the original story as seen at the War is Boring Internet web site.
Apparently the Russian nuclear-powered, nuclear-warhead is for real?
Consider this a surprise?
"Russia’s Giant Nuclear Torpedo Is Apparently Real"
"The United States’ new Nuclear Posture Review asserts that Russia’s Status-6 intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo is a real weapon and could be a genuine threat. Analysts are divided as to how genuine the threat is."
I too thought the manner with which the existence of the torpedo as reported and revealed by the Russia media represented some sort of hoax of disinformation.
THE SAME TYPE OF STUFF THAT USED TO OCCUR DURING THE TIME OF THE OLD SOVIET UNION AND THE COLD WAR. HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION "INADVERTENTLY" LEAKED AN EVENT THAT SEEMED TO BE TOO COOL TO BE TRUE!
Now the threat seen as a possible or even more so? Is for real? This too is the type of scare tactics that does no one any good and often backfires? Bombastic scare tactics or otherwise?