Is Putin developing a SUPER WEAPON?
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.