A new Russian ‘doomsday machine’ may be able to trigger 300-foot tsunamis

(Business Insider) Shortly after President Donald Trump’s controversial meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Russian government published several videos that appear to show off a host of new nuclear weapons systems.

One particular video stands out: an alleged prototype of a giant torpedo that one expert dubbed a “doomsday machine.”

Putin first publicly described that nuclear-powered device on March 1 during an address to the Russian Federal Assembly. He said the autonomous drone would quietly travel to “great depths,” move faster than a submarine or boat, “have hardly any vulnerabilities for the enemy to exploit,” and “carry massive nuclear ordnance,” according to a Kremlin translation of Putin’s remarks.