Our translation of an article from ridus.ru, with a foreword by Vince Dhimos.
Our only comment is this. Smile, be happy, Admiral. Thank the Lord that these subs are not in the hands of an enemy of the Western people.
The US and NATO have tried to make Russia an enemy, sanctioning the country on the basis of suspicions and even lies, and by unilaterally pulling out of the INF, blaming the pullout on the Russians. But they have failed.
Russia refuses to be an enemy. But it is nobody's fool and will build up its defences in case it is attacked,
US Navy Admiral worried by Russian submarines
October 27, 201
Russia has a powerful submarine fleet and effective submarines, said the commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa, Admiral James Foggo, who also heads the Joint Command of NATO forces in Naples.
He stressed that new-generation Russian submarines are a great danger and headache for NATO.
“The Russians have continued to invest in research, development and production of very efficient submarines, which are our most effective adversary,” the admiral told CNN.
He also drew attention to the number of submarines currently in service in the Russian Navy. According to him, there are currently about 40 combat submarines in Russia, with more than 20 of them concentrated in the Northern Fleet and can carry out their missions in the North Atlantic, as well as in the Arctic.
Foggo emphasized that Russia has increased the number of its submarines in the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, which is a big problem for the leaders of the NATO countries.
“They have increased greatly in number, and operate in places where they have not acted before,” Foggo explained in an interview with the television channel.
Earlier, American media reported, citing their own sources in American intelligence, that by 2024 the Russian navy would receive eight submarines equipped with hypersonic missiles.
Last summer, the American edition of The National Interest immediately included three Russian submarines in the list of the most deadly deep-sea submersibles in the world.