US military expert Sebastien Roblin said that the fourth-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Borei class, was indeed Russia’s “doomsday weapon“. It is described almost as a weapon online casinos.
In an article in the US National Interest magazine, the above expert said this. Like the nuclear-powered ballistic submarines operated by the United States, China, Britain and France, the main goal of the Borei-class submarines is extremely scary: It is destroying rival cities, or destroy other nuclear forces right from the first attack.
The Borei-class attack submarine – the Knyaz Oleg (Prince Oleg), equipped with 16 ballistic missiles, is expected to join the Pacific Fleet by 2020, the newspaper Izvestia reports from the Navy Chief of Staff. Russia said.
Roblin said the Borei-class submarines are the most advanced nuclear-powered ballistic submarines of the Russian Navy, designed to replace seven Delta-class submarines of the Soviet era.
According to the expert, each R-30 Bulava rocket on Borei-class submarines usually carries six 150-kiloton nuclear warheads, which can be split to hit different targets. Thus, a Borei-class submarine can fire 72 nuclear warheads (with the destructive power 10 times the atomic bomb that the United States dropped on Hiroshima), down to cities and military bases away from it 9,300km.
The ability to work independently for nearly three months. That helps Russian submarines can stay off the coast of the enemy for a long time but the secret is not revealed. During that time, the crew can maintain a normal state of combat readiness.
In his view, the article in the US media has further demonstrated the panic of the West over the strength of the Russian military industrial complex.
The West is frightened because it seems that the Russian military industry, which was destroyed after the 1990s, suddenly revives and begins to replenish its strength. Submarine “Yuri Dolgoruky” was a product of Project 955 of the 1990s, the last model to be made in Russia before the Soviet industrial-military complex collapsed.