Putin’s ‘Prince Vladimir’ Warning: ‘World’s deadliest sub’ can launch 20 nuclear warheads and destroy cities 6,000 miles away

 

 

The Borei II-class sub was launched at the Sevmash Shipyards in Severodvinsk in front of hundreds of workersThe Knyaz Vladimir, or Prince Vladimir, can launch 20 warheads at a timeIt can dive to depths of 400 metres making it virtually undetectable to radarA total of eight of the Borei class subs will be built by 2025 according to Russian military sources

A new class of Russian submarines that could decimate a city almost 6,000 miles (9,300 km) away has been unveiled.

The Knyaz Vladimir, or Prince Vladimir, can launch up to 20 nuclear warheads and dive to radar dodging depths of 400 metres, making it virtually undetectable.

A total of eight of the Borei class subs will be built by 2025, according to reports in state media, including five of the upgraded mark two vessels like the Vladimir.

They will be capable of launching 96 to 200 warheads yielding 100-150 kilotons apiece, ten times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

CHINESE SUBMARINES

This is not the first news of escalating submarine armament to the hit the headlines in recent weeks.

China claimed in state media earlier this month that it has developed a new magnetic propulsion motor that could make nuclear submarines far stealthier.

According to a new report, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has tested the country’s first permanent system of this kind, paving the way for quieter and more elusive high-speed vessels.

The new magnetic drive, if successful, could bring the Chinese navy more on par with the US and other Western naval forces.

In comparison to the Borei-class which has 16 missile tubes, Borei A submarines are fitted with four additional launchers, making a total of 20.

They also boast smaller hulls and cons, and feature improved acoustics and lower sound levels, as well as a number of other technical improvements.

Borei-class subs will be armed with Bulava RSM-56 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

Although the Ohio-class sub, its US counterpart, is more heavily armed with 24 ICBMs, they only have a range of 4,846 miles (7,800 km).

The subs are also unable to plunge to the same depths.

Speaking to Russian news agency Tass, Russian navy commander-in-chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said: ‘The development and the construction of the series of Project Borei-A strategic missile-carrying underwater cruisers is aimed at fulfilling the task of maintaining the armament and equipment of the groupings of strategic submarines in the Pacific and Northern Fleets at a high level.’

This is not the first news of escalating submarine armament to the hit the headlines in recent weeks.

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