Russia begins increased submarine patrols
Many people may be surprised to know, that Russian subs hunt off the waters of the
eastern coast of the United States. Now their numbers are increasing. Russian military
officials feel, it is necessary to counteract the threat posed by the U.S.
(Credits: English Russia)
"On June 1 or a bit later
we will resume constant
patrolling of the world's
oceans by strategic
Russian navy Comman-
der, Adm. Vladimir
Vysotsky said Friday.
This in apparent response
to the “threat” posed by
the United States, which
has adopted a “pre-
emptive war strategy”
and is considered by
Russian military and
intelligence officials as
the single largest military
threat to Russia and world
suggest, that Russian
nuclear submarines will
patrol off the coast of the
eastern United States to act as a deterrent to the growing American threat.
“The Russians will also ‘bird dog’ US Naval aircraft carriers and battle groups, when they patrol the world’s oceans. Make no mistake, they do this because of American wars over the past 10 years. Most American don’t seem to understand or comprehend, that the US has been accused of serious war crimes, that include such things, as 'crimes against humanity, wars of aggressions, violations of international laws, genocide, terrorism, financing terrorism', just to name a few (Source: Will the ICC Act? Indictment against NATO).
“These are very serious allegations, backed up by evidence”, says Roger Gravano of Charlotte, a human rights activist. “Mainstream media here in the United States will never report real news”, he said.
The number of annual routine patrols, made by Russian submarines, has dropped from more, than 230 in 1984 to less, than 10 today, RIA Novosti reported. That is all set to change because of recent actions taken by the United States, which may wage a pre-emptive war against Iran and Syria in the near future.
The Russian navy has suspended its plan to dispose of its 12 nuclear-powered strategic submarines, currently in service until 2020. In addition 8 new Borey-class strategic submarines will be built. Borey class subs are considered some of the most advanced in the world.
The Borei class (Russian: Борей; sometimes transliterated as Borey, also known as the Dolgorukiy class after the name of the lead vessel, the Yuriy Dolgorukiy) is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines produced and operated by the Russian Navy. The class is intended to replace the older Delta III, Delta IV and Typhoon classes now in Russian Navy service. The class is named after Boreas, the North wind.
Advances include a compact and integrated, hydrodynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and the first-ever use of pump-jet propulsion on a Russian nuclear submarine. Costing some 23 bln RUR ($890 million USD), Borei is approximately 170 metres (560 ft) long, 13 metres (43 ft) in diameter and has a maximum submerged speed of at least 46 kilometres per hour (25 kn; 29 mph). In comparison the cost of an Ohio class SSBN was around 2 billion USD per boat (1997 prices).
Smaller, than the Typhoon class, the Borei was initially slated to carry 12 missiles, but was able to carry 4 more due to the decrease in mass of the 45-ton Bulava SLBM (a modified version of the Topol-M ICBM) over the originally proposed R-39UTTH Bark. It should be noted, that a fifth-generation successor/supplement is already in development as of the publication of this report. All this is to help counter-act the growing threat posed by the United States, which has been actively engaged in waging wars around the world.