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    Poseidon carrier Submarines

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 10, 2020 5:48 am

    any CVNs near Russia will have been dealt with using hypersonic missiles...
    they won't be anywhere near Russia- times have changed & their mission will be to keep the SLOCs open in N. Atlantic/Pacific to supply allies & their own military in Europe & Asia.
    So, these things can strike ports & naval bases as well as CSGs/MEUs.
    Also, they would be useful in protecting SLOCs to ME, L. America, SE Asia. India & Africa from NATO navies- their possible/announced presence would be enough to dissuade them from imposing any blockade.
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    Post  Hole on Sun May 10, 2020 1:19 pm

    Supply from what? There depots will by destroyed by lang-range cruise and hypersonic missiles.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 10, 2020 2:25 pm

    Not all of them- they'll need to have CSGs & dozens of subs off the coasts to do that. Mind u that the 2nd US fleet was reestablished to counter the VMF subs in the N. Atlantic so the SLOCs remain open.
    So the Poseidons can wait for CSGs/MEUs near GUIK gap/Gibraltar or in the W. Pacific to ambush them.
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    Post  mnztr on Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:30 am

    Maybe the Russians will send the nukes down to a fault line and trigger a massive undersea earthquake? More likely these weapons will each carry about 3 nucear tipped cruise missiles and one on board warhead. The missiles will be launched and the weapon will continue to a coastal or river accessable city.


    Big_Gazza wrote:You won't create much of a tsunami with a mere 100mT nuke.  Large earthhquakes release energy equal to THOUSANDS of such bombs, and that is the sort of energy needed to create the large tsunamis.  100mT will generate local surges at key tagets like cities and port facilities, but not along entire coastlines.

    I'd suggest that Poseidon is intended as a counter-force weapon, ie 2nd strike, for use against major cities like NYC/Manhatten and LA, ie guarantees that no matter what happens (ie how effective US ABM measures are), the big coastal US cities will be wiped away  with incalculable losses.

    The other option is as a tactical weapon to take down carriers.  I have no problem believeing that a Posiedon can outrun and/or evade the ASW defenses of a CBG and take down the giant white elephant(s) lurking at the center.  The USN sock puppets love yabbering about the potential of AI-equipped UUVs so I guess they know it as well Twisted Evil
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:57 am

    Much of the worlds population lives in coastal areas... even if just used like the old 15kt nuclear torpedoes to destroy ports would mean it would be a very effective weapon... the effect of billions of tons of super heated steam and mud would be horrifying...
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:12 am

    Short article.

    Russia’s Newest Submarine, Khabarovsk, Could Redefine Underwater Warfare

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/06/09/russias-newest-submarine-khabarovsk-could-redefine-underwater-warfare/amp/

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