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Demonstration of ambition. NATO alarms Russia's activity in the North Atlantic

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Submarine project 945A "Condor". Source: ru.wikipedia.org


This has not happened for a long time


NATO Secretary General in an interview with media agency Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland (RND) complained about the increased activity of the underwater fleet Russia in the North Atlantic. Statements were made along with concern about the deployment of 9M729 Novator cruise missiles, which are part of Iskander-M mobile systems. From Kaliningrad, according to Jens Stoltenberg, these missiles easily reach European capitals. Equipped with a nuclear warhead, they pose an unprecedented threat to NATO. At the same time, the secretary general realizes that now a simple calculation of the number of missiles the enemy will have nowhere: the principles of warfare are undergoing fundamental changes. In this case, Stoltenberg’s phrases about the need for dialogue aimed at new disarmament, and not at an arms race, are on duty. President Putin’s reluctance to give at least some respite to the collective West from the period of the fight against coronavirus can be called innovation.

These words made during the conversation can be interpreted in different ways, but it is obvious that Russia is also accused of pandering to the pandemic. In general, a little departing from the topic, it is worth noting the style of interviewing Stoltenberg office RND. It would seem that democratic values, especially in the field of media freedom, should have been free to German journalists and allowed to look at the issue from different points of view. However, this did not happen, and China and Russia in this dialogue were almost enemies No. 1 for the European Union. Why, for example, not ask Mr. Stoltenberg about the need for the Baltops 2020 and Dynamic Mongoose 2020 exercises in the midst of a pandemic? The fact that such large-scale maneuvers at their own borders divert a lot of resources and attention from Russia, which could be given to the fight against coronavirus. Obviously, the biased opinion of the interviewer is another sign of the notorious freedom of speech in the West.


Jens Stoltenberg Source: file.liga.net

One of the reasons for NATO's special attention in Russia recently has been the large-scale submarine fleet exercises held at the end of 2019. Like any military maneuvers, the exercises were, firstly, to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of the domestic submarine fleet, and, secondly, to work out coordination in conditions close to combat. The Wall Street Journal was one of the first to analyze in detail the activities of at least 10 submarines in the immediate vicinity of NATO fleets. Here, the recent words of Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, the commander of the Northern Fleet, came in handy to American journalists:

“Last year, our multi-purpose submarines worked out a number of tasks with deep-sea diving in various areas of the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea. Submariners of the Northern Fleet successfully operated in the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean ”
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The maneuvers of submarines become longer and extend to a large area, noted, in turn, in the command of NATO. In this connection, rhetoric about the unprecedented “underwater” exercises of Russia at the end of last year is heard more and more often in Western countries: they have not seen this since the Cold War!

What are they afraid of in the West?


NATO countries have long lived in a kind of military vacuum in their North Atlantic waters, which, as you know, are of strategic importance. The situation is changing over time. The Faroe-Icelandic anti-submarine line in general, according to the Americans, is becoming one of the goals of the Russian submarine fleet. When in October last year they tracked the exit of eight Russian submarines from the base on the Kola Peninsula, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) directly accused Russia of aggression. The Norwegians felt that everything was started not in the format of exercises, but with the goal of a “military operation” to break through the anti-submarine line.

"Norwegian intelligence told NRK that Russia wants to show the United States its ability to threaten the US east coast with an air defense system that allows strategic submarines to launch ballistic missiles at targets in the United States with this operation."

Approximately these categories were thought then in NATO countries. Then really two submarines of Project 945A Condor, under the names Nizhny Novgorod and Pskov, worked out a deep-sea dive in the waters of the Norwegian Sea. Not only are the submarines, nicknamed the “submarine fighters,” quiet and quite capable of breaking through the Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) anti-submarine line, they are also armed with new deep-sea technology. In particular, the NATO naval command has great doubts about the invulnerability of submarine cables connecting the US and Europe with information channels. According to experts from the aforementioned RND, the destruction of these cables, on which almost the entire Internet and trade in trillions of dollars depend, could become part of the hybrid war so beloved by Russia. That is why Americans are currently developing the new Affordable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare Surveillance System (AMASS). This mobile system will strengthen SOSUS at the Faroe-Icelandic border and will be a lot of sonar buoys scattered throughout the water area. There is another solution: the NATO fleet is increasing the number of patrol ships in the North Atlantic.


Affordable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare Surveillance System (AMASS). Source: militaryaerospace.com

Already, the joint naval power of Russia and China is closely approaching the influence of the US Navy. US sailors have recently considered the East Coast and the Atlantic as less secure for themselves. Especially when it comes to the upcoming armament of submarines of the Northwind class with Zircon hypersonic missiles. European and American journalists in this case, like classic "fried" hunters, frighten the public with a virtual lack of an adequate response to such a Russian threat. They are trusted and afraid. In evidence, there are pictures of the activity of the Russian and Chinese fleets in world sea waters. A colorful installation is applied to the Pentagon budget request for 2021 with the words:

“Our rivals in the global arena continue to build up their naval forces, expand their operations areas and cooperate with each other. "We need to protect much more from the sea-gaining adversaries who will soon challenge our economic security and our way of life in general."

It is not entirely clear from the figure over what period the activity of the fleets of Russia and China was taken, but the presence of domestic naval forces in all strategically important waters is quite obvious.


Map of the Pentagon, reflecting the military activity of Russia and China in the oceans. Source: thedrive3.imgix.net

If Europe only strengthens patrolling in the area of ​​Russian activity and warms up the public, then the Americans are ready for a symmetrical response. Demonstration of the possibilities of using nuclear weapons. The war program is called: Global Power Mission. The carriers of global power are the strategic B-52H bombers cruising over the Atlantic, as well as flying to the Kaliningrad region. Trials in February this year of Trident II ballistic missiles from the USS Maine (SSBN 741) Ohio class submarine also became part of the Russian sobering-up program. Obviously, the NATO hegemon does not intend to listen to the words of Jens Stoltenberg about the development of new concepts of disarmament.
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  1. Fizik M
    Fizik M 15 July 2020 05: 31 New
    -1
    lol
    eh ... the penultimate "attack" wassat the fact that "Russian submarines are advancing" crying was with amers in the mid - late 90s
    moreover, their admirals LIE (including in Congress) pretty much, because it was necessary to push through the Virginia program "at any cost" (after which howls about the alleged "superiority" of the new submarines of the Russian Navy "for some reason" subsided)

    Already, the joint naval power of Russia and China is closely approaching the influence of the US Navy.

    author, what are you smoking?!?!? lol
    however, "roughly understandable" "what" wassat -
    Especially when it comes to the upcoming armament of class submarines "Borey" hypersonic rockets "Zircon".
    belay
    it remains only to decide - in "what place" "Borey" "Zircon" "to thrust" lol
    1. Finches
      Finches 15 July 2020 06: 26 New
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      The words of the "partner" about the activity of our submarine fleet in the waters of the world's oceans - for my military ear, like a balm for wounds! How do you remember the beginning of the 90s and the state of the army ..., constant humiliation from our politicians, sarcastic grins of the West ... And then someone reproaches me that I respect Putin ... No ... I’m Yeltsin I must love with Gorbachev !! laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 July 2020 08: 08 New
        +6
        Quote: Finches
        The words of the "partner" about the activity of our submarine fleet in the waters of the world's oceans - for my military ear, like a balm for wounds!
        I support and approve!
        And Mr. Norwegian, probably forgot that the US Navy and its strategic bombers are constantly present at the borders of Russia, it would not be time for him to pull a log from his eyes.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 15 July 2020 10: 06 New
          +2
          Obviously, the NATO hegemon does not intend to listen to the words of Jens Stoltenberg about the development of new concepts of disarmament.

          The sly fox Stoltenberg was put in charge of NATO so that the world community could successfully "cast a shadow over the wattle fence" - a shadow over Russia - and "cover up with its tail its own tracks" by the US / Pentagon / NATO itself in their own Washington.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 15 July 2020 10: 51 New
            +6
            Stoltenberg is not a simple political figure. And he has his own "skeletons in the closet"! Namely.
            At first, he is the offspring of one of the most influential families in Norway, who have been referred to in the press as the "Norwegian Kennedy" for decades.
            Jens’s father, Torvald Stoltenberg, was the leader of the ruling People’s Worker Party of Norway, was a member of parliament, and received several ministerial posts from the Minister of Defense to the chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His mother Karin also worked in the government and at one time led the foreign trade of Norway, then she oversaw the work of the Ministry of Social Policy. Another member of the clan is Johan Holst, the multi-station minister, who led the military department, the police, and foreign policy.
            But the main secret of the power of the "Norwegian Kennedy" lies in their wives: sisters Karina (mother of Jens Stoltenberg) and Marianne They are representatives of the richest Heiberg family in the country, bankers and industrialists.

            Kheiberg star ascended during WWII, when Vidkun Quisling's regime loyal to the Third Reich was established in Norway. Axel Heiberg Steng, one of Quisling's closest advisers. It is thanks to Quisling with the appearance of a typical Aryan aristocrat all the factories, mines and mines belonging to the clan members were provided with free labor - prisoners of Norwegian concentration camps, usually Soviet prisoners of war.

            During the WWII, the Norwegian mines worked in 3 shifts, because the Wehrmacht military machine desperately needed iron ore, copper, nickel, non-ferrous metals, and sulfur. AND the price of the uninterrupted operation of the mines is 13 thousand prisoners of war who died from the excessive work (according to our historians, up to 75 thousand Soviet prisoners of war were kept in the Nazi concentration camps in Norway).

            Second, the despite all the wealth of the Norwegian Kennedm, Jens Stoltenberg - following the example of daddy, too, in his youth, he first got involved in politics with the left movement and on his own initiative he offered his services to the KGB - and as a result he turned out to be a former KGB agent nicknamed Steklov, who was betrayed, in particular, by the Soviet traitor of the Motherland and defector Gordievsky, but Jens - unlike his supporters and followers - categorically abandoned his left-wing proletarian political views and easily went out in this revelatory-reconnaissance mess of the defector Gordievsky, as befits a rich offspring, "dry from the water."
            And now Jones Stoltenberg (with his skeleton in the closet) faithfully serves not only his family clan of the military industrial complex in Norway, but also his new masters in the United States.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 15 July 2020 12: 06 New
              +1
              Quote: Tatiana
              And now Jones Stoltenberg (with his skeleton in the closet) faithfully serves not only his family clan of the military industrial complex in Norway, but also his new masters in the United States.

              Thank you for the detailed information about this figure, very satisfied.
        2. Johann Klassen
          Johann Klassen 15 July 2020 16: 34 New
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          In NATO's "Headquarters", including General Secretary Stulpenberg, all are Malakholny.
          The NATO fascist invaders, as if for a long time in the wrong hands, "have not been bullied."
          Yes, and bacteriological weapons used by NATO.
          It's time to punish the "egg-nosed" ones.
          Any means must be used to punish the Anglo-Saxon aggressors leading against the Russian Federation.
          The constant connivance of the aggressive actions of the NATO organized criminal group has already led to great misfortune.
    2. Civil
      Civil 15 July 2020 09: 26 New
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      Let's give a powerful answer to the NATO military! Better to live in poverty than dependence on the West, it is necessary to impose an embargo on our oil and gas, not to sell to the gay people. wassat lol
  2. codetalker
    codetalker 15 July 2020 05: 36 New
    +2
    Strange, but the "experts" said that our submarines can only stand at the pier. And even if they leave the base, so they have “on the tail” immediately a dozen enemy submarines.
    1. Fizik M
      Fizik M 15 July 2020 05: 51 New
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      Quote: codetalker
      Strange, but the "experts" said that our submarines can only stand at the pier. And even if they leave the base, so they have “on the tail” immediately a dozen enemy submarines.

      do not break the trampoline with zeal
      and if you’re trying to dispute something, then you SHOULD EXACTLY quote, and not replace real words with YOUR fantasies
      1. codetalker
        codetalker 15 July 2020 05: 56 New
        -1
        "Gaps (trampoline) still need to be earned" (God forgive me) ...
        1. Fizik M
          Fizik M 15 July 2020 06: 00 New
          +1
          Quote: codetalker
          need to earn

          Yes there is a bit
          "flogging" "angels" in the Pacific had to
          including personally
          1. NIKN
            NIKN 15 July 2020 12: 12 New
            +3
            allowing strategic submarines to launch ballistic missiles at targets in the US
            If I’m not mistaken, it’s kind of getting our submarines from the pier to the USA.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 July 2020 06: 16 New
    +5
    President Putin’s reluctance to give at least some respite to the collective West from the period of the fight against coronavirus.
    Frank cynicism, lies and verbiage. The United States, in spite of the pandemic and the criminal revelry of blacks, is introducing new sanctions against Russia, pressuring Europe and not even thinking about any respite. But it turns out Putin is to blame for the fact that he does not want to simply surrender to the mercy of NATO, and, moreover, strengthens Russia's military power. It is useless to negotiate with these, but you cannot believe at all.
    1. Tugarin
      Tugarin 15 July 2020 06: 26 New
      13
      I agree, the virus itself has been bred, and now they are blaming us.
  4. antivirus
    antivirus 15 July 2020 07: 23 New
    0
    40 years ago, there were no NATO secretaries-general (in our propaganda and journalism), there was the headquarters of the United States - they were silent about civil talkers, attention was paid to the military, who determine the future war
    1. K298rtm
      K298rtm 15 July 2020 10: 20 New
      +1
      Then (in the mid-80s) and going to Norwegian for 3 weeks with us was almost commonplace.
  5. Pravodel
    Pravodel 15 July 2020 07: 24 New
    +1
    The main thing is to ask Pindo..ov and NATO, and why created the Faroe-Icelandic anti-submarine line? Of course, for catching herring. Submarines drive herring, and destroyers and aircraft carriers catch it with large nets that dissolve from missile silos and aircraft decks. After that, it’s immediately clear that our boats are sailing to the Faroe-Icelandic anti-submarine border area just to help the Pindo ... himself and NATO in catching herring. Our boats do an excellent job. What is there to shout to the whole world about the threat from Russia. After all, the more our boats, the more herrings you catch? !!! ...
  6. prior
    prior 15 July 2020 08: 56 New
    0
    .... How do you want to dress all these NATO warriors in orange prison robes and ... for the construction of Russian roads.
    And then Putin again promised housing ... Prisoners would be very useful. Europeans, this is not Central Asian guest workers, not only they can handle a shovel.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 15 July 2020 11: 17 New
    0
    laughing Well, that's conceived, you are our anxious.
  8. BAI
    BAI 15 July 2020 13: 00 New
    0
    lamented the increased activity of Russia's submarine fleet in the North Atlantic.

    Let NATO remove the ships from the Black Sea, a topic for discussion will appear.
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 15 July 2020 13: 59 New
    +3
    Already, the joint naval power of Russia and China is closely approaching the influence of the US Navy.
    Ostap (the author) was carried away. Where did he see the "joint sea power of Russia and China"?
    All this "NATO concern" is designed exclusively for the NATO taxpayer in the street, so as not to relax.
    Well, local hamsters cheeks can inflate in a joyful outburst.
  10. wow
    wow 15 July 2020 14: 28 New
    +1
    But it's just interesting how quickly this "brave Jens" would have lifted his hands up in the 1939-40s of the last century! ? AND ... ???
  11. Bez 310
    Bez 310 15 July 2020 15: 36 New
    -1
    Yeah...
    Nothing new, intimidate themselves as usual.
  12. Charik
    Charik 15 July 2020 18: 07 New
    0
    the alarm is already out or is it still pricking the tummy?
  13. valton
    valton 15 July 2020 19: 09 New
    +1
    Century treachery of Europe, this is a corporate identity not only in relation to Russia but also in relations with each other.
  14. businessv
    businessv 15 July 2020 22: 00 New
    +1
    Obviously, the NATO hegemon does not intend to listen to the words of Jens Stoltenberg about the development of new concepts of disarmament.
    Where is Jens and where is the hegemon !? Why should the latter listen to Europe? They are unaccustomed to this!
  15. IC
    IC 16 July 2020 10: 03 New
    0
    The usual political chatter. Especially, about the joint power of the Russian and Chinese Navy.
  16. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff 16 July 2020 17: 34 New
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    Does NATO have a strength or something, just complain?
  17. Kuz
    Kuz 18 July 2020 23: 42 New
    +4
    Such statements have already become like annoying noise.
  18. sav
    sav 19 July 2020 09: 38 New
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    They will not calm down in any way.
  19. Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 21 July 2020 18: 58 New
    +6
    The Hegemon Hegemonich weakens, hence the fear.
  20. fliger85
    fliger85 21 July 2020 22: 15 New
    0
    Stolsenberg is as dark as ....