Terms for the commissioning of the Belgorod special purpose submarine

The deadlines for the transfer of the Belgorod special-purpose nuclear submarine, which is the carrier of the underwater unmanned vehicle with the Poseidon nuclear power plant, to the Main Directorate of Deep Sea Research of the Russian Defense Ministry have become known.

“The transfer of the Belgorod nuclear submarine to the fleet is planned for the summer of 2022. It is assumed that this event can be timed to coincide with the Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation, which will be celebrated on July 31. “Belgorod”, after the transfer to the fleet, will serve in the Pacific Ocean, “- said the sources of the TASS agency.

The Belgorod special-purpose nuclear submarine is the first carrier of underwater vehicles with the Poseidon nuclear power plant. She was launched on April 23, 2019, and the submarine began factory sea trials on June 25, 2021.

Unmanned underwater vehicles with a nuclear power plant “Poseidon” were officially presented for the first time by the President of Russia on March 01, 2018. According to the information voiced then, Poseidon unmanned vehicles are capable of moving at great depths to intercontinental ranges at a speed that exceeds the speed of any modern submarines, torpedoes and surface ships.

Poseidon devices have a low noise level and high maneuverability. These devices can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear warheads and can be used against aircraft carrier groups, coastal fortifications and enemy infrastructure.

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