Dozens of nuclear missiles on board
Russia plans to build a new super submarine
12 nuclear missiles and many mini-submarines – a super-submarine could soon be built in Russia. Now the first drafts of a potential new marine vehicle have been submitted.
This design for a new submarine was submitted by the Russian Rubin Submarine Design Bureau.
It seems that Russia is planning to build a new type of submarine in the coming years. The Russian submarine design bureau Rubin has now submitted a design for a completely new type of underwater vehicle.
The boat “Arcturus”, named after the brightest star in the northern sky, has a completely new design. Unlike other submarines, the “Arcturus” is said to have a sloping exoskeleton and sloping sides, writes US naval expert H.I. Sutton, who has made a name for himself on Twitter in recent months. On his website. The design is more like a modern aircraft than a submarine.
New camouflage mechanics
In addition, new camouflage mechanisms were installed. It starts with design. Sutton writes that the flat exoskeleton is much more difficult to detect on radar systems than from previously known angled submarines. A similar approach can also be seen in the German-built Type 212CD submarines.
Other camouflage mechanisms were also installed. For example, engines are built on special plates to reduce noise. The submarine is also fitted with a soundproofing coating.
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Drones inside the submarine
According to the Sutton report, the Arcturus has 12 missile platforms. These brackets are also large enough to carry nuclear missiles. Also new is a special launch and pickup ramp for medium-sized, autonomous underwater vehicles, which are attached to the submarine itself.
In addition to medium-sized vehicles, two to three large underwater autonomous vehicles can also be transported. Several sheds were installed aft, flooded with water. The newly developed Surrogate-V underwater vehicles will be transported in this – a submarine within a submarine, so to speak. With a special flap and device, the Surrogate-V can be launched into the sea when in use.
According to Sutton, the Surrogate-V is a private anti-submarine drone. It is said to have a special jet propulsion system for the pump so that it can reach very high speeds underwater. A silent submarine detection system has also been built.
It is not yet clear when it will be built
According to the expert, this should be able to recognize traces of submarines that had previously cut through the water. This happens, for example, when certain chemicals are detected only in submarines.
It is still not clear if Arcturus will ever actually be built. The current Russian economic situation and the delays in the construction of existing submarines make Sutton doubt that the Arcturus will go to sea in the near future.
However, the Russian submarine design bureau Rubin is known for its reliability. She has already built the “Typhoon” series. They are still among the largest submarines of all time. (zis)
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