The US Navy develops underwater traps for Russian submarines

WASHINGTON, (BM) – Russian submarines may face the unpleasant surprise that the US fleet is preparing for them, learned according publication in US online media Breaking Defense.

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American experts have stated that at the moment, the US Navy is developing an innovative technology for protecting warships from enemy submarines. The new concept involves the use of special unmanned vehicles that will set traps in the form of anti-submarine mines.

“The Pentagon is concerned about the capabilities of sophisticated Russian and Chinese submarines scouring the seas,” American journalists say.

Representatives of the U.S. Navy emphasize that the current arsenal of weapons is not enough to deal with such dangerous opponents. According to Captain Chris Mervyn, the fleet has at its disposal conventional mines and anti-submarine bombs, but the future lies with unmanned technology.

It is planned that the US Navy will receive the first prototypes of a new anti-submarine weapon already in 2021. A huge bet is being made on these technologies; they are called upon to change the concept of conducting submarine warfare.

According to the authors of Breaking Defense, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US military leadership began to pay insufficient attention to the development of means of combating Russian submarines.

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At that moment, the Pentagon thought that the fleet did not need additional anti-submarine equipment, but time showed that this was a delusion.

“Russia’s modernization of its submarine fleet, along with the growing Chinese potential, led to the fact that the US Navy was forced to take appropriate countermeasures,” the analysts concluded.


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