Vladimir Putin has made plans to deploy more than 30 underwater nuclear drones, according to Russian defence industry sources.
The Poseidon strategic drones are capable of triggering 300ft high tsunamis and will become part of Russia’s existing submarine fleet.
The Kremlin source said: “Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will join the Pacific Fleet.
It added: “Each of the submarines will carry a maximum of eight drones and, therefore, the total number of Poseidons on combat duty may reach 32 vehicles.”
According to a report from the Express, the special-purpose Khabarovsk is currently being built at the Sevmash Shipyard will become one of the organic carriers of the Poseidon nuclear-capable underwater drone.
It went on to describe how Putin unveiled the Poseidon drone project using his state-of-the-nation address to both houses of Russia’s parliament last year.