Russia testing new nuclear submarine

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Russia's state media has announced that its navy will begin testing a submarine capable of carrying six thermonuclear warheads.

According to The Barents Observer, Russia's new naval submarine called 'Belgorod' will be the world's longest submarine ever built, measuring 184 meters.

Russian state media, TASS, reports that the Belgorod will be able to carry six underwater 'Poseidon' drones.

Each of these drones is capable of carrying nuclear warheads weighing up to two megatons. Their operational depth is 1,000 meters, making them difficult to intercept.

Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen Soreide told The Barents Observer that it was "worrying that countries are developing new nuclear capabilities."

According to Russian state media, the Belgorod will be deployed by summer 2019.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Russian submarine, 'Belgorod' dimensions
2. Six underwater drones carried by Belgorod
3. Weight of each drone
4. Operational depth of the submarine

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to The Barents Observer, Russia's new war submarine called 'Belgorod' will be the world's longest submarine ever built, measuring 184 meters."

"Russian state media, TASS, reports that the Belgorod will be able to carry six underwater drones called 'Poseidon'."

"Each of these drones is capable of carrying nuclear warheads weighing up to two megatons."

"Their operational depth is 1,000 meters, making them difficult to intercept."

SOURCES:
TASS, The Barents Observer, Business Insider
http://tass.com/defense/1047634
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/03/russias-most-secret-sub-soon-be-launched-terrifying-weapon
https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-to-arm-a-secretive-submarine-with-6-nuclear-doomsday-devices-2019-3