Moscow: To flexes muscle at world’s power, Russia unveiled world deadliest nuclear submarine Prince Vladimir. It is too much powerful that can destroy cities 6,000 miles away. It is also capable of launch 20 nuclear warheads.
The Knyaz Vladimir, or Prince Vladimir, can launch up to 20 nuclear warheads and dive to radar dodging depths of 400 metres, making it virtually undetectable.
A total of eight of the Borei class subs will be built by 2025, according to reports in state media, including five of the upgraded mark two vessels like the Vladimir.
They will be capable of launching 96 to 200 warheads yielding 100-150 kilotons apiece, ten times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The Knyaz Vladimir is also capable of launching 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which are capable of levelling cities up to 5,778 miles away. While the its US counterpart – the Ohio-class sub – is armed with 24 ICBM, they only have a range of 4,846 miles and is not able to plunge to the same depths.
The Borei II-class, or Borei-A, sub was launched during a float out ceremony at the Sevmash Shipyards in Severodvinsk in northern Russia. Construction began on the vessel in July 2012 and it is expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy next year. Once commissioned, it will be Russia’s most advanced ballistic missile submarine ever to conduct nuclear deterrence patrols.