Russia Develops ‘Doomsday’ Nuclear Torpedo To Wipe Out US Coastal Cities: Report
According to a new Pentagon report, Russia has been developing a torpedo with a nuclear warhead that they describe as a “doomsday weapon.”
The report states the details of the new “Status 6” weapon. According to the report, the “doomsday weapon” is described as a “new intercontinental, nuclear-armed, nuclear-powered, undersea autonomous torpedo,” which could be deployed from beneath a submarine.
The torpedo could reportedly attack U.S. coastal cities by traveling undetected through thousands of miles of undetected water before detonating and releasing radioactive fallout on American soil.
According to the report, the torpedo’s existence first surfaces when a Russian state television showed images of President Vladimir Putin visiting naval commanders in Sochi.
The Pentagon report also states that the weapon is more powerful that any other weapon in both the U.S. and Russian arsenals.
According to Pavel Podvig, an arms control expert who runs a blog called Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, the torpedo designs may be fake and were released to “send us a message.”
“My read of the whole Status-6 slide leak is that the Russians were trying to send us a message,” Geist says.
“The concept is a horror of the Cold War,” Adam Mount, a senior fellow and the director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists told CNN. “It is clearly inspired by overblown Russian worries that U.S. missile defenses will make their missile forces obsolete.”
“There is no indication from public information that Russia is actively developing the system, but it is alarming to see it in a Pentagon document,” Mount said.
The report warns of the scale of the nuclear threat posed by Russia.
“Russia considers the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to be the principal threats to its contemporary geopolitical ambitions,” the report says.
“The Defense Intelligence Agency currently estimates Russia has a stockpile of 2,000 “non-strategic” nuclear weapons including short-range ballistic missiles, gravity bombs and depth charges that can go on medium range bomber aircraft,” according to the report.