Recent satellite images of the Arctic have many people worried.
New images from satellites show that the Arctic has a large Russian military presence on it.
The images also show multiple military bases, landing strips for fighter jets, warehouses, and storage facilities in the Arctic.
That’s not all though, along the Arctic coastline are also underground storage units that have many experts believe where the Poseidon Torpedo is being stored.
What is the Poseidon Torpedo?
Well, it’s a stealth torpedo that’s powered by a nuclear reactor which causes a nuclear tsunami that could reach the East Coast of the United States.
Satellite images show Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic, readying “super weapons” tests and securing a key shipping route. @npwcnn reports. https://t.co/kFu31FSRlS pic.twitter.com/6PVVmhgWbE
— CNN (@CNN) April 5, 2021
— Melanie Moon (@Moon_Melanie) April 5, 2021
CNN broke the story and had these details to add:
Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic and testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice-free due to the climate emergency, in a bid to secure its northern coast and open up a key shipping route from Asia to Europe.
Weapons experts and Western officials have expressed particular concern about one Russian ‘super-weapon,’ the Poseidon 2M39 torpedo. Development of the torpedo is moving fast with
Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting an update on a “key stage” of the tests in February from his defense minister Sergei Shoigu, with further tests planned this year, according to multiple reports in state media.
This unmanned stealth torpedo is powered by a nuclear reactor and intended by Russian designers to sneak past coastal defenses — like those of the US — on the sea floor.
The device is intended to deliver a warhead of multiple megatons, according to Russian officials, causing radioactive waves that would render swathes of the target coastline uninhabitable for decades.
Satellite images provided to CNN by space technology company Maxar detail a stark and continuous build-up of Russian military bases and hardware on the country’s Arctic coastline, together with underground storage facilities likely for the Poseidon and other new high-tech weapons. The Russian hardware in the High North area includes bombers and MiG31BM jets, and new radar systems close to the coast of Alaska.
Military buildup in the High North, troop movements towards the East.. with Putin under pressure at home Russia is a scared & scary power !
EU, US and NATO should take heed & unite more than ever. https://t.co/FDQAZT9vod
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) April 5, 2021
The Kremlin claims "Russia is not threatening anyone, it has never threatened anyone."
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) April 3, 2021
3 Russian nuclear submarines break through the Arctic ice at once | WATCHhttps://t.co/Szd4Dtnq3C
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) April 5, 2021
The Daily Mail got the scoop too:
Satellite images appearing to show Russia beefing up its military presence in the Arctic have emerged just days after three of Moscow’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines smashed through the polar region in a show of strength.
The images show the Russian military has been rebuilding and expanding numerous facilities across the Arctic in recent years.
From revamping runways to deploying additional surveillance and air defence assets, the satellite images reveal a continuous effort to expand Moscow’s capabilities in the polar region.
Underground storage facilities have also been pictured and experts fear they will be used for the Poseidon 2M39 torpedo – a nuclear-powered underwater drone that can be launched from a submarine and carry nuclear warheads.
— MSN (@MSN) April 5, 2021
The Arctic isn’t the only place where Russia has beefed up its military presence, they’ve also amped up their military presence at the border of Ukraine too.
Video of Ukrainian tanks reportedly rolling today into the Luhansk & Donetsk region: pic.twitter.com/Nkh4yZMb3M
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) April 1, 2021