The nuclear submarine of the Russian Navy K-329 “Belgorod” is capable of inflicting monstrous damage to the cities of Great Britain. This was stated by defense expert Rob Clark of the Henry Jackson Society.The words of the expert are quoted by the Daily Star newspaper. He notes that the Russian submarine is capable of carrying deadly Poseidon torpedoes.The ship is large enough to carry another small submarine and drones for covert missions.
The drones used by the nuclear-powered ship are capable of damaging submarine cables, on which communication and the UK economy largely depend, the expert believes.
The Belgorod special-purpose nuclear submarine was built at the Sevmash shipbuilding plant. The device was launched into the water in April 2019.
The main task of the project during the development was the possibility of transporting nuclear underwater drones of the Poseidon type. For the first time, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Poseidon in 2018 during his address to the Federal
According to the head of the Kremlin, such drones can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear weapons, which will allow them to hit a variety of targets, including aircraft carrier groups, coastal fortifications and enemy infrastructure.
Project designation 09852
Speed (surface)15 knots
Speed (underwater)32 knots
Operating depth 520 m
Maximum immersion depth 600 m 700
Underwater displacement 30,000 t
Maximum length (according to design waterline )184 m
Hull width max.18.2 m
Average draft (according to design waterline) 9.2 m
Power point 2 nuclear reactors OK-650 V
with a capacity of 190 MW each