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Report Shows Plans for Secret Russian Underwater Drone

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 11:09 PM

A report on Russian state-run television accidentally confirmed the plans for an underwater long-range, high-speed drone intended to inflict long-term damage on enemy coastlines, The Washington Free Beacon reports. 

The drone is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed the plans had accidentally been shown on television and said they have since been removed from future broadcasts.

The Pentagon has dubbed the weapon Kanyon, while the Kremlin calls it the Ocean Multipurpose System "Status-6."

It is described as a "self-propelled underwater craft" that can be delivered by two classes of submarines.

A translation of the document shown on Russian TV says the weapon's goal is "damaging the important components of the adversary's economy in a coastal area and inflicting unacceptable damage to a country's territory by creating areas of wide radioactive contamination that would be unsuitable for military, economic, or other activity for long periods of time."

U.S. sources said the weapon is years away from testing.

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