Russiaâ€™s new nuclear-powered Poseidon unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) system will be able to autonomously avoid enemy defenses on its stealthy way to targets, according to a report by TASS.
The oceanic multipurpose system is designed to skirt U.S. and NATO undersea detection networks while delivering conventional or even nuclear weapons to targets.
â€œOn its way to a target, Poseidon will be able to avoid and overcome any antisubmarine barriers and other enemy defense systems due to the fully automated operation system,â€ a Russian defense source told the state-owned news agency.
The source added that the UUVâ€™s operational depth will exceed 1 km and that â€œnew technical solutions will ensure a maximum speed of 200 km/hr.â€
â€œAltogether, the intellectual and performance characteristics of the vehicle will make it invulnerable and secure a guaranteed target destruction,â€ he noted further.
TASS noted further that the Poseidon, a system designed for many missions, will also include a special purpose nuclear submarine and unmanned underwater vehicles.
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