Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I read this with some amusement. It appears that the Russians have developed an autonomous undersea vehicle capable of delivering a 100 megaton warhead anywhere on the littoral within a range of 6200 miles of its launch point. As you can imagine, that doesn't sound so good for places on the coastline like, for instance, California, Pearl Harbor, Washington DC or Norfolk. If you thought the anti-missile hysteria kicked up in Hawaii last week by the fake news of a missile detection was a hoot, imagine how they're going to under react to the news that the Russians have done something as impossibly sneaky as building a submarine to carry nuclear weapons to our coastline. Who ever heard of such a thing?!

On the other hand, the nuclear bomb in a shipping container still seems like the most likely and much less risky scheme for delivering nukes to any port city in the world and if you saw the travails the mighty US Navy has getting its autonomous undersea vehicles to do anything more complex than resurface nearby after mission complete, you can only imagine how a Russian vehicle navigating 6000 miles underwater will fare as it seeks to target an enemy coastline. There are drawbacks to living on an ocean coast.

I wonder if the Russians paint their undersea terror vehicles yellow like we do

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