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New Hunter for Russian Submarines: Polish media about the Barracuda-class submarines


For several decades, a “silent war” has been waged in the oceans, during which the Russians are preparing their pennants for a possible battle. This opinion was voiced by the Polish edition of Defense24.

When on April 28, 2020, Suffren, the first nuclear submarine of the Barracuda type, sailed from the port of Cherbourg for a strange combination of circumstances, there were two Russian surface ships nearby - the Boyky corvette (project 20380 with a displacement of 2 tons) and the Akademik Pashin tanker (project 250 with a displacement of 23130 tons). In France, it was immediately suggested that the Russians came specifically to carry out an espionage mission. Her goal was to collect data on a new generation of French submarines.

At the same time, as Defense24 points out, no one questions the right to stay of Russian surface ships in this area: here, at the mouth of the Seine, there is a natural bay, used by sailors for several hundred years as a waiting place or refuge in the event of severe storms.

According to the publication, the goal of the Russians was to obtain the acoustic and magnetic signature of the Suffren submarine. Although doubts are voiced about the possibility of doing this operation near by all French fleet: the intense accompaniment of the submarine by other pennants caused a powerful “noise”. However, the Russian Navy could additionally use submarines - for example, such as the "Shark", or miniature submarines.

According to Defense24, the presence of Russian ships near Cherbourg is another evidence of reconnaissance, the data of which can increase the chances of destroying the enemy.

"Barracudas" are an undoubted challenge for the Russian fleet, hence the interest in such units is understandable [...] For if positive reviews are confirmed, then Suffren will not be a beast for the Russians, he will become a hunter for Russian submarines

- concludes the Polish edition.

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 26 May 2020 05: 18
    For several decades, a “quiet war” has been waged in the oceans

    The picture is not much less informative than the opinion of the Polish media. laughing
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 26 May 2020 07: 08
      Polish media, in particular Defense24, are trying to suck news out of nothing in the style of "Scandals, intrigues, investigations", while, of course, throw a piece of substance towards Russia .. This only speaks of the quality of the publication and its
      journalists. What confirms the famous thesis of Polish mosquitoes: When you do not know what to do, suck.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 26 May 2020 07: 58
        You might think that Polish (hee-hee!) - iksperdy can know something about underwater war.
        Moreover, these sofa iksperds can not understand both the strategy of using submarines and their performance characteristics in the application to the style of use.
        But what do they know for sure, but will not say even under torture (God, who am I talking about?) That any submarine will look for a broom to hide behind it, having heard the move of the Russian "drummer" (but this does not mean that our nuclear submarines only and dream of capturing a French boat - this is not our enemy, not ours at all).
        And the fact that the French are building new weapons is what makes life: any of the most advanced design schools rots and bends from idleness - even though vacuum reflux columns are for moonshine, they must be designed and built (with a full test cycle and with competition between schools!) smile
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 26 May 2020 05: 55
    "" However, the Russian Navy could additionally use submarines - for example, such as "Shark", or miniature submarines. "" - Well, well ... Poles, what to take from them ...
  3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 26 May 2020 06: 00
    I missed something, are we planning to fight with the French? what
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 26 May 2020 06: 22
      I think neither the French nor we knew about this, but the Polish defense24 - yes, already organized a mess between the French and us, the campaign ..
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 26 May 2020 08: 14
      Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
      I missed something, are we planning to fight with the French?

      I don’t think it’s just a hint of deafening, that our gunsmiths will not have to rest on their laurels for a long time - time forms holes in all the results of the work of all weapon schools, NATO is not asleep!
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 26 May 2020 06: 10
    There are bad media - everyone strives to find any negativity with us. There are very bad media - are hostile to Russia, and are ready to pour a lot of provocative material. And there are Polish media! -
    According to Defense24
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 26 May 2020 08: 18
      But don’t go in trousers for graduation - there won’t be micro-bulldogs tearing your pants, but it’s even better to have a good cane with you, maybe a beautiful one, but it’s sure to be heavy! laughing
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 May 2020 07: 09
    Poles are tough experts. Especially in naval affairs. Are we going to listen to their opinions? The word "anecdote" is translated from Latin as "not published". Maybe you should treat this material like that?
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 26 May 2020 08: 37
      The Poles, from their Russophobic zeal with the Yankee spirit, will publish any shnyag if they are noticed by the Russians and Americans.
  6. Topol M
    Topol M 26 May 2020 09: 10
    They are not only experts in maritime affairs, but also the discoverers of the fight against tanks, with drafts bare in the year 39.
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 26 May 2020 11: 52
    "Barracudas" are an undoubted challenge for the Russian fleet, hence the interest in such units is understandable

    Well, just understand, what is the bazaar about?
  8. Bukhryakov Alexander Vasilievich
    It’s not clear why the French would like such a weapon. Someone was going to attack them. We had to arm ourselves before the start of the Second World War and now, after the fight, why would they need such fists Only probably fit
  9. Fmax
    Fmax 26 May 2020 20: 44
    When there is nothing of their own, and the country lives on a subsidy from the EU to the Poles, all that remains is to tell how the French submarines will hunt Russian%)
  10. sergevonsohrn
    sergevonsohrn 27 May 2020 23: 25
    Since when did psheks suddenly become such cool specialists in the nuclear submarine? !!! ... In the "spooked"! ... Already goosebumps ...)))))