Russian TV accidentally airs secret nuclear plans intended to defeat NATO

Screenshot from a Russian TV broadcast that shows a Russian military official holding plans for a nuclear torpedo.

On Wednesday, two Kremlin-controlled television stations accidentally aired secret plans for a Russian nuclear torpedo.

The incident occurred during President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with top military officials in Sochi. Putin called the meeting to discuss Russian military capabilities, but a couple of television crews were able to capture footage of a blueprint that wasn’t meant to be viewed by the public.

According to the Mirror, the Kremlin confirmed that the television stations accidentally leaked some secret data.

“It’s true some secret data got into the shot, therefore it was subsequently deleted,” Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said. “In future we will undoubtedly take preventive measures, so this does not happen again.”

According to RT, the plan that was accidentally shown was for a new nuclear submarine weapons system that was designed to bypass NATO radars as well as other missile defense systems.

The nuclear torpedo is also expected to cause a lot of damage when used against enemies. A part of the plan that was translated stated that the torpedo is expected to cause “assured unacceptable damage” to enemy forces.

The translated slide also stated that when the torpedo detonates, it will result in “extensive zones of radioactive contamination” that would prevent the region from being used for economic, business, military, or any other activity for a very long time.

It is currently unclear if the nuclear torpedo is already in development or if it is just a military option Russia is considering.

Some political analysts believe the leaked footage is likely a show of strength by Russia because other documents in the broadcast were blurred by the television stations.

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