According to insiders, Russia has developed a new weapon that can produce "radioactive tsunamis," the Daily Star reported.

The Poseidon nuclear torpedoes, which some news outlets have called Vladimir Putin's most "inhumane" and "fearsome" ever, are said to be able to unleash enormous radioactive waves.

According to reports from Russia, initial testing and production of the weapons have concluded, and they are now being installed on nuclear submarines, an unnamed source close to the country's military and defense industries told state-run media outlet TASS.

"The first batch of Poseidon ammunition has been manufactured and will be soon delivered to special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod," the source said.

They also reported successful tests of the weapon's essential components, including the nuclear power unit that will serve as the weapon's independent power source.

According to statements made by the Kremlin, the weapon can move at speeds of more than 200 km/h (124mph) and has an unlimited range.

The torpedo is made to glide through the ocean undetected before exploding once it reaches its target, endangering coastal areas if used.

The device was officially announced in 2018 when Putin announced the roll-out of six "super-weapons" in a terrifying speech.

The tyrant claimed in the unsettling speech that "no weapon" could defeat or neutralize Poseidon.

He said, "they are very low noise, have high maneuverability, and are practically indestructible for the enemy."

"There is no weapon that can counter them in the world today," he added.

The Poseidon weapons were developed to "inundate US coastal cities with radioactive tsunamis," according to Christopher A Ford, the former US assistant secretary of state for international security and non-proliferation, who made this statement in November 2020.

The creation of this weapon, according to the US Naval Institute last year, would be a significant stride forward in the nuclear arms race and might be terrible news for the West.

It also stated that because it was a new weapon, it was not yet covered by the most recent nuclear weapons treaties.

"Perhaps most frightening, this nuclear weapon has the potential for autonomous operation," the institute stated.

"A fully operational Kanyon [Poseidon] would have an incredible strategic impact," it added. "As a new delivery platform, it is not covered by current nuclear arms treaties."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarus' counterpart in Sochi on September 26, 2022. Photo by Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

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