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The existence of the underwater nuclear carrier has been rumoured in the past, but the leaked draft of Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review confirmed this.The Pentagon report warns of Russia’s determination to continue to boost its nuclear weapons reserve while the U.S. had been scaling down.The drone submarine is able to carry 100-megaton warheads, the largest such weapons available, according to Newsweek.The draft of the report, first published by the Huffington Post, contains a graphic illustrating new nuclear delivery vehicles developed in the US, Russia, North Korea and China respectively since 2010.Among Russia’s five new sea-based nuclear delivery vehicles is ‘Status-6 AUV’, meaning that it is a drone submarine or and ‘autonomous underwater vehicle’.The Status-6 drone, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, has been rumoured to be in existence since 2016.The submarine  is reported to have a range of up to 6,200 miles with top speeds of 56 knots, and an ability to carry nuclear warheads  within range of the US.US security officials detected a test on November 27, 2016 after it was launched from a separate Sarov-class submarine, according to news website Washington Free Beacon.The report states that while Russia ‘initially followed America’s lead’ and reduced its strategic nuclear forces, it kept many of its non-strategic nuclear weapons which they are now modernizing.The document adds later on that ‘In addition to modernizing “legacy” Soviet nuclear systems, Russia is developing and deploying new nuclear warheads and launchers.’These efforts include multiple upgrades for every leg of the Russian nuclear triad of strategic bombers, sea-based missiles and land-based missiles.’Russia is also developing at least two new intercontinental range systems, a hypersonic glide vehicle and a new intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo.’Last month, NATO warned that it had ‘serious concern’ regarding a a Russian cruise missile system, which allegedly enables Moscow to launch a nuclear strike on Europe at short notice.NATO claimed in a statement that the U.S had found that the missile system may be in violation of a the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.Moscow denied the allegations made by NATO and the U.S.

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