Is Putin de­vel­op­ing a SU­PER WEAPON?

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For the NSA an­a­lysts in Fort Meade, Maryland, it came as a to­tal shock. Dur­ing a news broad­cast on Rus­sia’s state-run TV chan­nel in Novem­ber 2015, a top-se­cret blue­print ap­peared on­screen for a few sec­onds. It showed a gi­ant nu­clear torpedo, along­side the co­de­name ‘CTATYC-6’ (Sta­tus-6) – ini­tials de­not­ing a topse­cret ar­ma­ments pro­ject run by the Rus­sian mil­i­tary. “It’s true some se­cret data got into the shot, there­fore it was sub­se­quently deleted,” said Dmitri Peskov, a spokesman for the Krem­lin.

The Rus­sian se­cret ser­vice didn’t hang around. All posts about the se­cret torpedo code were re­moved from the TV chan­nel’s archive, videos were deleted, web­sites were blocked – but all to no avail. The in­ter­net is too quick. The dis­tri­bu­tion of the broad­cast could no longer be stopped.

The se­cret blue­print shows a long-range nu­clear torpedo that could al­ter the balance of power be­tween Rus­sia and the US. Its stealthy de­sign means that a US mis­sile shield would be use­less against it.

Ini­tial anal­y­sis of the se­cret doc­u­ment showed that the nu­clear torpedo can travel at 183km/h, 1,000 me­tres be­low the wa­ter’s sur­face. It has a po­ten­tial range of 1,000 kilo­me­tres. The US would be pow­er­less to de­fend it­self and the con­se­quences of an at­tack would be cat­a­strophic. Ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment, af­fected ar­eas would be “so con­tam­i­nated with ra­di­a­tion that they would be agri­cul­tur­ally, mil­i­tar­ily and eco­nom­i­cally in­vi­able for a long time.”

The torpedo would be a night­mare for the US. Not so for Rus­sia, ac­cord­ing to mil­i­tary ex­pert Vik­tor Mu­ra­chowski. He says it would put the coun­try in a strong strate­gic po­si­tion.

How­ever, it is un­clear whether such a torpedo ac­tu­ally ex­ists – or if the leak was planned. Some say the pic­ture was aired be­cause the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment want the world to live in fear of a po­ten­tial at­tack.

MEGA TSUNAMI Rus­sia’s nu­clear su­per weapon could be even more dev­as­tat­ing if it ex­ploded off the coast and trig­gered a gi­gan­tic tsunami.

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