Shocking reports this month have revealed that Russia is developing a devastating “doomsday device” that could wipe out major US cities. The Russian doomsday nuclear drone could detonate a blast that would trigger a 300ft-high radioactive tsunami targeting the US coastlines. For the first time, US security experts have spoken about the plans – with a former senior advisor to President Trump admitting there are “genuine concerns” about the plan.
Former State Department senior adviser Christian Whiton said that hearing the plans would make any security official “have concerns”.
He admitted that such a blast would create a “wave – and a highly irradiated one”.
But, he told Fox News that it would be “worse to be hit by a multi-megaton nuclear blast than the wave that would be caused by one”.
Mr Whiton explained that water can absorb “a lot of the force” created by such a blast.
This warning comes as the Russian navy began sea trials of the “unstoppable doomsday device” on Christmas Day.
The mysterious timing of the unmanned Poseidon submarine has raised concerns among security officials in Washington.
The drones will be armed with conventional weapons and a two megaton nuclear warhead.
The underwater nuclear submarine could “wipe out enemy naval bases” and has been dubbed a “City Buster” by experts.
Analysts at the Pentagon, which uses the name Kanyon for the drones, claim the submarines could carry “tens of megatons” of explosive power.
Vladimir Putin, who called the drone “fantastic”, said the submarine could travel through the ocean almost silently at up to 70 knots.
Its silent manoeuvres underwater mean that the Poseidon craft could sneak close to shore to unleash Armageddon.
A defence source told Russian news agency TASS: “In the sea area protected from a potential enemy’s reconnaissance means, the underwater trials of the nuclear propulsion unit of the Poseidon drone are under way.”
Experts have said that kind of blast under water could trigger a tsunami as powerful as the one that killed 20,000 people in Japan in 2011.
There are also fears that the nuclear submarine could blow sediment into the air, generating a deadly radioactive dust cloud.
Rex Richardson, a physicist, told Business Insider: “A well-placed nuclear weapon of yield in the range 20MT to 50MT near a sea coast could certainly couple enough energy to equal the 2011 tsunami, perhaps much more.
“Los Angeles or San Diego would be particularly vulnerable to fallout due to the prevailing onshore winds.”