NATO has sent an intelligence note to its member countries in which it warns of the mobilization of the Russian nuclear submarine 'K-329 Belgorod', carrier of the Poseidon nuclear missile, also known as "the weapon of the apocalypse", according to reports this Sunday the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
The new submarine was launched in July and would now have submerged in Arctic waters after its possible involvement in the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, according to different unofficial sources. In contrast, Russia has today pointed to the United States, Poland and Ukraine as the main suspects in the sabotage suffered by the infrastructure a week ago, an accusation that Washington has categorically denied.
The multilateral organization fears that the underwater mission is now to test the Poseidon super torpedo, a projectile capable of traveling up to 10,000 kilometers under water and then exploding near the coast to cause a radioactive tsunami.
The nuclear torpedo was presented in 2018 by Russia as the way to ensure its military supremacy, although nuclear experts have argued that the same effect can be achieved with an intercontinental missile like those that have been in operation since the 1960s.
For its part, the United States has activated the satellite network to track torpedoes, a system capable of tracking the great heat that the projectiles give off when they are activated. However, it is unable to detect them under the sea.
The Belgorod is 184 meters long and 15 meters wide and can travel at about 60 kilometers per hour. It is estimated that it can spend 120 days in operation without having to return to the surface. The projectile carried by the submarine, the Poseidon, measures 24 meters and has the capacity to carry a nuclear warhead of about two megatons, "a completely new type of weapon that will force Western navies to change their planning and develop new countermeasures," picks up the newspaper La Republicca quoting the expert HI Sutton.