WASHINGTON, (BM) – Due to the activity of Russian submarines, the eastern coast of the United States has ceased to be a “safe haven” for the American fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Vice Admiral US Navy Andrew “Woody” Lewis statement, cited RIA Novosti and The Drive.
According to him, due to the deployment of more advanced and quieter Russian submarines, the US Navy no longer considers the Atlantic as a zone of its “undeniable” domination. He added that the enemy began to use military equipment with “more deadly weapon systems.”
“Our ships can no longer expect to be in a safe haven on the east coast or at least be able to cross the Atlantic unhindered to operate elsewhere,” Lewis said at a meeting of the US Naval Institute and Center for Strategic and International Studies.
According to him, the new reality is that as soon as the sailors leave Norfolk, where the main naval base of the Atlantic fleet of the US Navy is located, they will operate in an insecure zone.
Vice Admiral noted that submarines of the Russian fleet patrol the Atlantic Ocean “at any given time.” He noted that the activity of submarines has increased significantly in recent years. At the same time, the military did not provide any specific data regarding the deployment of Russian military equipment near the coast of the United States.
Lewis added that Moscow’s activity is not limited to submarines. He recalled that in December last year, the Pentagon actively monitored the movement of the reconnaissance ship Viktor Leonov off the US coast. According to him, his maneuvers caused “some commotion” among the military. The author of the article noted that there was no evidence from the coast guard of this incident.
According to Vice Admiral, in this regard, the preparation of warships and submarines of the US Navy for operations is becoming more and more difficult.
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