The age of Russian nuclear drone submarines will be ushered in by Vladimir Putin. An unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) capable of delivering large-scale “city buster” nuclear warheads is being developed by Moscow, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday.
The vessel has been code-named “Kanyon” by the Pentagon. “This is an unmanned sub that will have a high-speed and long-distance capability,” said an official on condition of anonymity, the Beacon reported. “It’s very difficult to consider Russia a responsible party when it’s developing something like this.” The source said the UUV is years away from prototype testing. Moscow has made no secret about plans to modernize its Navy. FULL REPORT