Saturday, December 5, 2020

Tag: Russian Submarines Are Equipped With Deadly Supercavitating Torpedoes the US Navy Can Not Match

Russian Submarines Are Equipped With Deadly Supercavitating Torpedoes the US Navy Can Not Match

from Russia Insider:

“Shkval” was originally designed in the 1960s as a means of quickly attacking NATO nuclear missile submarines, delivering a nuclear warhead at previously unheard-of speeds

Imagine the sudden revelation of a weapon that can suddenly go six times faster than its predecessors. The shock of such a breakthrough system would turn an entire field of warfare on its head, as potential adversaries scrambled to deploy countermeasures to a new weapon they are defenseless against. While a lull in great power competition delayed the impact of this new technology, the so-called “supercavitating torpedo” may be about to take the world by storm.