Russia has a dominant position in the sea, the Chinese say
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – According to the Chinese publication Sohu, the Russian army has managed to gain a dominant position at sea over its American rivals. This information is shared in the Russian online edition PolitRussia.
Russia does not have aircraft carriers, but this is not a problem for Moscow. The Russians are following the Cold War strategy of producing submarines, corvettes, and warships, China said.
“If the United States focused on aircraft carriers, the Soviet Union invested energy and resources in building nuclear submarines – and achieved significant success,” the Chinese newspaper said.
Chinese military analysts acknowledge that the construction of new aircraft carriers requires significant financial investment. Although Moscow is working on several aircraft carrier projects, the Russians’ strategy to build new submarines, corvettes, and warships may delay their implementation.
According to the opinion published in the Chinese edition of Sohu, the United States is worried about Russia because of its new submarine projects – Borey and Borey-A and Belgorod and Khabarovsk submarines carrying the nuclear-unmanned torpedo drone -.
How good are Russian submarines?
In July last year, US Air Force Lieutenant General Glenn VanHerk for Commander of the US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) was discussed. The general then said that Russia was developing, developing, and implementing submarine projects, a severe problem for tracking by the Americans and the Allies. In addition to this statement, General Van Hurk said that Russian cruise missiles threaten US negotiations thanks to these submarines.
Another case reveals the online publication National Interest. According to Rear Admiral Dave Johnson, the Russians have an outstanding stealth submarine, the Ash. The admiral recalls a case in 2018 when the NATO and US navies lost this submarine in the Atlantic Ocean for several weeks.
“In peacetime, the loss of a Russian submarine is a headache. During a conflict, the loss of a trace of a submarine is mortal danger,” the article said.
Truth or another hybrid war of the Kremlin
Many of the statements above may sound logical but also manipulative. Russian submarines are good, really, but are describing as “fairy tale magic.” The announcement was made by US Air Force Lieutenant General Glenn VanHerk during his job application. If the stealth submarine Pepel is so invisible, naval engineers should transfer to their colleagues in aviation and finally make a quality stealth cover for their Su-57.
Last year, there was a claim that the Russian submarine Krasnodar had been lost by the British and French navies somewhere around the English Channel. This false news was published mainly by the Russian media.
However, Forbes reporters proved that Krasnodar was in Lamashna on July 19, 2020. Still, the French and British navies tracked the entire submarine movement, which is in principle part of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
But this statement by the Russian media is even more ridiculous if one reads the analysis of Forbes carefully. There is no way the fleet of France and Britain can “lose” exactly this submarine and this very day because it was on a tug and has traveled for scheduled repairs.
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