http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/22/ ... -pentagon/CBS Local — The Russian government is reportedly developing a city-killing torpedo, called Kanyon, that would allegedly leave a country’s coastline uninhabitable for decades.
The “doomsday torpedo” has been on the U.S. military’s radar for several years and was first revealed publicly by the Washington Free Beacon in 2015. Kanyon, an autonomous underwater vehicle carrying a lethal 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon, is reportedly being designed by the Russians to attack coastal areas, major cities, naval bases, and other sea ports.
Russia’s alleged use of the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60 is to blame for the long recovery time.
Does anyone believe for a second Putin is insane enough to use such a weapon? The U.S. abandoned the Colbalt, "salted" nuke idea during the 60s before they were ever dumb enough to try it, it would poison the land forever and made no sense to anyone. Lastly, 100 megatons? They scared the crap out of themselves and the rest of the world with the 50 megaton test. The pilots who dropped it likely died early due to a massive amount of rads. They barely made it out of the blast at that.
The scary part is with their hyper torpedo technology they could in theory build a large torpedo to attack harbors from many miles away and blow it to bits as well as the cities there. If it could rocket out of the water in the final stage to an altitude of a half mile or so it would be devastating and be the end all to avoiding our missile defense system.
More than likely just fear porn from our own government.