"It's something that can bring the fight to the continental US," one expert on the Russian military told Insider
With new ships and submarines armed with new weapons, Russia's Navy is reminding the world it's a force to be reckoned with.
Quieter, more lethal Russian subs present a new challenge to the US Navy and its NATO partners. But US and European navies are more than equipped for a renewed emphasis on anti-submarine warfare, the commander of US Naval Forces Europe said this month. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Tensions are rising between the US and rivals like Russia and China, both of which are fielding more advanced submarines that are cause for concern for the US Navy. The Coast Guard had an active role in hunting submarines during 20th-century conflicts, and while Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz says there […]
Russian submarine activity in the Atlantic and around Europe increased 50% between 2018 and 2019, the head of US European Command said Tuesday. That is only the latest warning from a US military commander about Russian subs, which US and NATO navies believe are getting more sophisticated and better armed. […]
The US Navy has kept a close eye on ever-more active Russian submarines, which are ranging across the Atlantic. That activity has made the Atlantic into a contested space, and the Navy, led by the 2nd Fleet, is relearning how to keep them in sight, according to that fleet’s commander. […]
US airmen travelled to the island of Jan Mayen in the Norwegian Sea in November to assess the airfield there. The remote air base sits along sea lanes that Russia’s Northern Fleet – and its subs – would have to travel to reach the Atlantic Ocean, making it a potential […]
NATO officials have repeatedly warned about the rising threat posed by Russian submarines. A major concern is those subs’ land-attack capabilities, which now allow them to strike deep in Europe. NATO navies have ramped up anti-submarine-warfare tactics, but those land-attack missiles may mean ASW needs to change. NATO naval officials […]
Western officials are increasingly concerned about Russian sub activity. Part of that concern is about Russian subs interfering with undersea cables that support telecommunications. US sanctions announced Monday target Russian firms linked to undersea spying efforts. Russia has been investing heavily in its submarine fleet over the past decade and […]
Video has emerged on social media showing a Russian Kilo-class submarine that looks like it’s on fire. The footage was recorded in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok, home of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, which stated that the fire was part of “damage control exercises.” The Kilo-class submarine has a history […]
The UK’s defence secretary has again warned of increasing Russian submarine activity around Britain. NATO officials have sounded alarm about Russia’s naval activities several times in recent years. Concerns about Russia’s increasingly sophisticated subs comes amid broader tensions between Moscow and other countries in Europe. Russian submarine activity in North […]
The British military has enlisted the French...
Russian warships and subs reportedly tracked a British submarine in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in the days before the latest strikes in Syria. Russian and NATO submarines have come into increasing contact in the waters around Europe in recent years. A British Astute-class attack submarine was closely pursued by Russian […]