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Subject World's largest submarine "Belgorod" capable of carrying 6 Poseidon nuke torpedoes has entered service
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Original Message "Touted by the Russians as a 'research' vessel able to conduct 'diverse scientific expeditions and rescue operations in the most remote areas of the World Ocean,' Belgorod is, in reality, a massive underwater weapons system that can deliver devastating strike capability and serve as a mothership for a host of undersea platforms. A highly modified Oscar II-class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine, Belgorod is about 600 feet long, has two OK-650V nuclear power plants capable of providing 190 megawatts each, and has an undersea displacement of nearly 24,000 tons...Belgorod will apparently be the first boat to be armed with the 2M39 Status-6 or 'Poseidon' intercontinental nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed autonomous torpedoes, of which it can carry six... [less than 50%] [link to www.thedrive.com (secure)]

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