NATO is worried about Russia's development of the "Poseidon" submarine drone, said Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg, responding to a request from the RBC on the potential of weapons.
Stoltenberg called the drone "another example of Russia's growing investment in strengthening its nuclear potential".
The Russian Ministry of Defense showed a video of the Poseidon tests in the summer of 2018. "The main advantage of Poseidon is the invulnerability of almost one hundred percent of the enemy's countermeasures", the department was therefore assured.
The drone, which looks like a large torpedo, is designed to be used against enemy aircraft carriers and ships "in any direction of the oceanic theater of military operations", as well as against the coastal infrastructural objects that will be hit on the intercontinental level. The Ministry of Defense then recalled that in December 2017 the successful tests of a nuclear power plant for Poseidon took place.
Last week, US Undersecretary of State Andrea Thompson said that information on Poseidon's capabilities is part of Russian propaganda. "I do not trust Russian propaganda and I believe in the power of our army," he said in response to a reporter's question.