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Millions of dollars of the Pentagon will go to Iceland: "Russian threat" is rampant under water

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The Pentagon intends to gain a foothold in Iceland. The reason for such a military decision is the notorious "activity" of Russian submarines.



Photo: Jóna Þórunn Ragnarsdóttir, source: wikimedia.org


More than 14 million. Pentagon will spend on upgrading the air base in Iceland, quoted "InoTV" edition of "Foreign Policy". The United States decided to take this step because of the activity in the region of Russian unobtrusive submarines of the new generation.

Millions of Pentagon dollars will be used to clean up the Icelandic airbase during the Cold War. Washington wants to "look after" the Russian submarines, "who imperceptibly plow the North Atlantic."

The Donald Trump table has already laid the draft defense budget. This document spells out a point where the amount of $ 14,4 million for modernization is listed aviation US Navy "Keflavik" station. After expansion, the hangars will accommodate an additional eight P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft. P-8 is an essential submarine tracking tool.

The American authorities believe that the raids of Russian submarines on the Faro-Iceland border became frequent. It is this route that the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy goes to the Atlantic Ocean.

In NATO, there is also concern about the ability of the alliance to detect and track new Russian submarines, when they quietly move in the open sea. Yes, the current fleet of Russia totals only fifty ships, that is, 8 times less than the Soviet Union had in the former cold war. However, experts say, new submarines have improved technical equipment, and this allows them to compete with their American counterparts.

In a report on Russia's military power, the Pentagon intelligence concluded: new Russian submarines, armed with ballistic missiles, "are capable of delivering nuclear warheads within a few thousand kilometers of the target." Pride of Russian fleet - The submarine of the Ash project (can carry up to 32 Caliber missiles).

By the way, we add, not at all one Pentagon composes documents, where millions are written in the corresponding paragraphs. As for the advancement of Russians in military technology, they are also distressed in Britain. Recently, Admiral Philip Jones (First Sea Lord of Great Britain) stated that the West as a whole is losing its naval superiority. Meanwhile, the Russians are challenging the Royal Navy "in its native waters" ...

Well, the new “front” of the Cold War is marked: Iceland.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Logall
    Logall 6 December 2017 07: 58 New
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    It all looks like this:
    If we don’t see any submarines in the area, then they are there, but subtle! The latest Russian submarines!
    '' do you see the gopher? And I do not see! And he is ... ''
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 6 December 2017 08: 13 New
      +3
      Can they block the Berengov Strait? belay
      1. Going
        Going 6 December 2017 08: 24 New
        +7
        The United States has achieved its goal, hysteria has gripped the whole world, and now the Pentagon is not limited in means.
        1. Cxnumx
          Cxnumx 6 December 2017 08: 34 New
          0
          Quote: Going
          The United States has achieved its goal, hysteria has gripped the whole world, and now the Pentagon is not limited in means.

          and when was it otherwise? in the collapse of the 90s and half-crashes of the 00s unless.
        2. Logall
          Logall 6 December 2017 08: 35 New
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          Quote: Going
          hysteria swept the whole world

          Victor hi , insanity and schizophrenia swept! Moreover, many governments went to it voluntarily.
          1. Going
            Going 6 December 2017 08: 52 New
            +5
            Alexander! hi , it’s profitable for them.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 6 December 2017 09: 16 New
              +4
              Victor, good morning! hi
              Quote: Going
              it’s profitable for them.

              One might think that the United States was interested in the views of Iceland and were guided by their benefits. wink
        3. sergo1914
          sergo1914 6 December 2017 10: 14 New
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          Quote: Going
          The United States has achieved its goal, hysteria has gripped the whole world, and now the Pentagon is not limited in means.


          How did the Anglo-Saxons pick it up? Not otherwise by airborne droplets. Hysteria can only Ukram (for stubborn) and us (for brothers stubborn).
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 6 December 2017 08: 40 New
      +1
      Icelanders, for good, need to transfer part of the money received to support the Russian Navy, or at least put a thank-you-stele.
    3. Nemesis
      Nemesis 6 December 2017 09: 09 New
      0
      Searches are conducted by FBI agents Mulder and Scully ..... Amazing nearby, but it's forbidden ....
  2. K-50
    K-50 6 December 2017 08: 03 New
    +1
    The Pentagon intends to gain a foothold in Iceland. The reason for such a military decision is the notorious "activity" of Russian submarines.

    Campaign, "Russian submarines" threaten those sheep in the picture. yes
    D.B. (c) S. Lavrov.
  3. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 6 December 2017 08: 10 New
    +7
    Apparently scared! And when scared. what are they doing? That's it ! recourse recourse
  4. Alexander War
    Alexander War 6 December 2017 08: 15 New
    +3
    Check out the video https://vk.com/video-123538639_456245271
  5. Alexander War
    Alexander War 6 December 2017 08: 28 New
    +2
    Cold war 2 is back!
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 6 December 2017 08: 32 New
      +1
      Nothing returns, just the Nazis had a lunch break over.
      So we need to support some partisan Mexican movement.
  6. pvv113
    pvv113 6 December 2017 09: 02 New
    +1
    The United States decided to take such a step because of the activity in the region of Russian subtle new generation submarines

    Swedes have been looking for years laughing
  7. Nemesis
    Nemesis 6 December 2017 09: 06 New
    0
    Russian tanks have long been in the state of Georgia, and the Chukchi divisions are ready to storm Alaska ... Americans give up better ....
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 December 2017 09: 21 New
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    It is time for Icelanders (and Swedes and Norwegians) to decide what is more in their waters of Icelandic herring or Russian submarines. On the other hand, Iceland is what Americans lose what to lose. True, there is one thing but - where the Americans are there, the probability of getting a Russian rocket increases multiple times.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 6 December 2017 11: 45 New
    +3
    Shaw they have a house, a base and finally anything to build, draw (green wrappers) will live !!!
    And the rocket from the Soviets, Korea, or someone else, cannot be!