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The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"

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While there is no conclusive evidence that the Russian military is trying to harm the communications cables laid across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Europe, this possibility cannot be ruled out. It is likely that Moscow is investing heavily in technical support for such operations.


This is how G. Sutton argues in an article published by the American edition of Forbes.

The author of the article considers the dependence on underwater communications associated with their geographic location to be a vulnerability of Western countries.

And Russia has an entire fleet of spy submarines capable of reaching the cables laid along the ocean floor.

Sutton believes that similar problems were solved by the USSR during the Cold War with regard to submarine cables for military communications. Today, in the age of the Internet, submarine cables account for approximately 99 percent of all traffic between the United States and Europe.

Sonar specialist Aaron Amik told the author about the manipulations of the Russian military with the underwater communications of Western countries. He served in the 90s on an American submarine that tracked Russian submarines off the coast of Norway, where NATO cables were underwater.

Amik believes that Russian mini-submarines of the AGS type (nuclear autonomous deep-sea station) are capable of damaging cables or connecting spy equipment to them. This type included, for example, AGS-31 "Losharik", which suffered an accident last year.

Such submarines are incapable of independently arriving at the site. They are delivered by larger nuclear submarines. For example, nuclear submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" may be suitable for this purpose. The mini-sub is mounted on it instead of a ballistic missile. Now the Russian Navy is testing a larger submarine of this class "Belgorod", suitable for the role of a carrier.

A shark-class submarine is connected to guard and patrol the site. Actually, if the carrier submarine has sufficient weapons, then there is no need for additional protection.

And although at present Russian submarines have not been seen for such operations, according to the American author, it cannot be denied that the Russian Navy has the technical capabilities to carry them out.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 20 August 2020 14: 57
    +5
    A little that everyone is bringing down Russia ... and if the Greeks cut your cable? ... are we going to be guilty again?
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 20 August 2020 15: 11
      +2
      And there is no other way. Today Lyokha Sisyan traversed. Probably the same thing as Efremov. They take from one huckster. And the United States will say the Kremlin. And they will impose sanctions if Sisyan shut their eyes. Like the Magnitsky act. Whatever happens in the world, we are always in everything are to blame.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 20 August 2020 15: 27
        +2
        Cut the entire internet laughing Do you even need it? If it gets this far ...
        1. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 20 August 2020 16: 34
          0
          Here's an interesting fact: how many cables have been cut during the entire time of the Internet? And do they really need to be cut or can they bang with a land mine?
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 20 August 2020 17: 19
            +7
            Phenomenal. Yes, take away the drugs from these media ...
            I can do that too:
            While there is no conclusive evidence yet that the US military is trying to harm sentient comets cruising between Andromeda and Alpha Centauri, this possibility cannot be ruled out.

            Checkmate, convene the UN - dirty-ass Americans in space shit
            1. Temples
              Temples 20 August 2020 18: 29
              +3
              Quote: Mitroha
              I can do that too:

              Fencing cigarette laughing good

              But the meaning is the same.
          2. PSih2097
            PSih2097 20 August 2020 23: 19
            -1
            Quote: seregatara1969
            Here's an interesting fact: how many cables have been cut during the entire time of the Internet? And do they really need to be cut

            now cable Internet is not much faster than wireless ... the difference is 1-1,5 Mb / s ...
          3. ZAV69
            ZAV69 21 August 2020 08: 58
            -1
            You will laugh, mice eat them with pleasure. Recently, the link disappeared, we went to measure it, and the mice ate fibers right near the sockets.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 20 August 2020 15: 46
        +1
        I missed something news. What did Xixian have breakfast? Newbie or Polonius?
        1. Kart
          Kart 20 August 2020 15: 59
          -1
          Yes, here is the same:
          https://topwar.ru/174284-iz-navalnogo-lepjat-sakralnuju-zhertvu.html
          Olesha fans cry bitter tears.
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 20 August 2020 16: 32
            +1
            Had seen. Horrible. What kind of people are we losing, what kind of people!
      3. Charik
        Charik 20 August 2020 18: 00
        -1
        the campaign is like sawdust in my head, an alcoholic addict and opposites an oval opener of corrupt officials-finally different washi-and the Kremlin with a capital like a letter is written and you are the United States with big ones, I don't understand whose you will be-kremlebot or pindolysis
    2. Yura
      Yura 20 August 2020 15: 37
      +3
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      A little that everyone is bringing down Russia ... and if the Greeks cut your cable? ... are we going to be guilty again?

      And of course they won't think of them, they don't have such scissors.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 20 August 2020 15: 48
        +2
        The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"

        "A beauty is walking - a submarine ... repeat "

        1. Yura
          Yura 20 August 2020 15: 50
          +1
          Quote: Insurgent
          A beauty is walking - a submarine ...

          Vooot, and I about it.
        2. prior
          prior 20 August 2020 16: 52
          +8
          "A beauty is walking - a submarine ... "

          Dives into the depths, TYRNET nullifies
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 20 August 2020 17: 00
            +1
            Quote: prior
            "A beauty is walking - a submarine ..."

            Dives into the depths, TYRNET nullifies

            laughing yes good
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 August 2020 16: 39
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      A bit that everyone is bringing down Russia ... but what if the Greeks cut your cables?

      Well, you also add Latvia and Lithuania.
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 20 August 2020 20: 41
      0
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      A little that everyone is blaming Russia ...

      They will cut off the Internet, people will start asking questions out of boredom and reality ... does Washington need it?
  2. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 20 August 2020 15: 00
    +8
    We will definitely cut the cables and knock down the satellites and crush all the radars with electronic warfare, so that they would go blind and deaf. Although they will try the same way ...
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 20 August 2020 15: 04
      0
      The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"

      So are they afraid of submarines or that we will be left without the Internet? wassat
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 20 August 2020 15: 48
        10
        Porn traffic will collapse.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 20 August 2020 15: 53
          +1
          Quote: Pereira
          Porn traffic will collapse.


          As a significant component of the US digital economy lol
      2. Kart
        Kart 20 August 2020 16: 01
        0
        Quote: ROSS 42
        So are they afraid of submarines or that we will be left without the Internet?

        Second.
        Otherwise, how to arrange a color revolution, without the Internet? Moreover, here we have the chief on their cookies almost gave oak.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 20 August 2020 15: 00
    +2
    The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"
    belay We will not get our hands dirty with such small things as England and the USA are doing. request Are you not afraid there that we will damage the Queen and Biden? There will be horror ... crying
    1. Yura
      Yura 20 August 2020 15: 39
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      that we will damage the Queen and Biden? There will be horror ...

      What a horror, they will do incest.
  4. K-612-O
    K-612-O 20 August 2020 15: 02
    +4
    Yesterday's news is certainly good. But the question is, why did they not publish on VO to prevent attempts to kidnap the leaders of the militia in Moscow by the SBU officers and our prisoners? request
  5. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 20 August 2020 15: 03
    +1
    such a possibility cannot be ruled out.
    Naturally, in case of war, we will destroy enemy communications. In the meantime, the user can be calm ...
  6. Wedmak
    Wedmak 20 August 2020 15: 14
    +4
    Is this article already enough for the imposition of sanctions or something else is needed?
    And by the way, what are the submarines at once? Will the depth charge not be enough? Special, super deep? Is it easier to make than a submarine 100 meters long?
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 20 August 2020 15: 51
      0
      The best wire cutters in Ukraine. This is who they should be afraid of.
      They can do this to prevent Russian interference in the American elections.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 20 August 2020 16: 45
        0
        Quote: Pereira
        The best wire cutters in Ukraine. This is who they should be afraid of.

        Precisely, they still collect non-ferrous metals all over the region and sell them to Poland.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 August 2020 16: 53
      0
      Quote: Wedmak
      Is this article already enough for the imposition of sanctions or something else is needed?

      Well, those who write poorly will receive personal sanctions from the states.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 20 August 2020 18: 45
        0
        Perhaps then there will be something to be proud of. )))
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 August 2020 20: 40
          0
          Quote: Wedmak
          Perhaps then there will be something to be proud of.

          Not everyone will get such an honor, but it is necessary to strive for it.
  7. AML
    AML 20 August 2020 15: 18
    0
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    Are you not afraid there that we will damage the Queen and Biden? There will be horror ... crying


    You are late, it looks like you have already pointed them out and for a long time.
  8. AML
    AML 20 August 2020 15: 19
    +2
    Quote: Wedmak
    Is this article already enough for the imposition of sanctions or something else is needed?

    It is necessary to expand the network of receiving non-ferrous metals. Otherwise, ocean cables will soon run, but we are not ready. Infrastructure for cutting netti.
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 20 August 2020 15: 28
      +3
      It is necessary to expand the network of receiving non-ferrous metals.
      Then open the fiber optic receiving point)
    2. Wedmak
      Wedmak 20 August 2020 18: 46
      0
      That .. also a problem for me .. With the help of a crowbar and some mother .. you know.
  9. Piramidon
    Piramidon 20 August 2020 15: 24
    0
    The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"

    How not to be afraid if there are no guidelines for liberoids without the Internet.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 August 2020 16: 51
      +1
      Quote: Piramidon
      How not to be afraid if there are no guidelines for liberoids without the Internet.

      There will be no Internet, our site will be closed, bad.
      1. Charik
        Charik 20 August 2020 19: 33
        -1
        we will write letters in the old fashioned way or print a newspaper, or organize a radio channel
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 20 August 2020 15: 38
    0
    And what did they make a noise? What would they lose cables if "Saint Elon" from day to day covers the entire planet with free 5G Internet from satellites?
    1. Yurahip
      Yurahip 20 August 2020 15: 43
      +1
      For this, we will install space slingshots in each courtyard and will simply shoot them down, entertainment for younger students after school!
  11. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 20 August 2020 15: 39
    +1
    They won't cut it, they just blow it up if possible.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 20 August 2020 23: 34
      0
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      They won't cut it, they just blow it up if possible.

      They will just hang up the crap that will write-milk the old from the secret cable. And when the D-day comes, it will receive a signal and ... it will explode (with great pleasure!) This thread of communication between the Amami and the NATO Europoids. Everything is so simple, already disgusting. But not everyone is given this! There are no deep-sea special equipment ... But that is all simple ...
      AHA.
  12. dobrik10
    dobrik10 20 August 2020 15: 41
    0
    Everything is possible, everything is possible, write carefully ...
    These are not the days of four-digit codes.
    Anyway, we will find out who is where and for what ...
  13. Yurahip
    Yurahip 20 August 2020 15: 41
    0
    Fear our LOSHARIK, foes!
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 20 August 2020 15: 52
      -1
      What are they afraid of? He burned.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 20 August 2020 16: 02
        +2
        Quote: Pereira
        What are they afraid of? He burned.

        It is being restored, and at a very rapid pace. Thanks to the self-sacrifice of the dead and injured crew members, the consequences of the accident can be eliminated.

        The ship will be returned to service.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 20 August 2020 17: 15
          0
          I would like to believe. But lately, my enthusiasm has faded.
  14. HAM
    HAM 20 August 2020 15: 43
    +1
    And although at present G. Sutton is not noticed for such operations, he has all the technical capabilities to rape ... and it cannot be denied that he will carry it out ... laughing
  15. askort154
    askort154 20 August 2020 15: 46
    +1
    And although at present Russian submarines have not been seen for such operations, according to the American author, it cannot be denied that the Russian Navy has the technical capabilities to carry them out.

    They woke up late! Who spotted Monica at Clinton's fly in his office?
    Who Knocked Psaki? The Kremlin sees and hears everything! This is much cooler than your NSA eavesdropped on Merkel only in the closet. bully
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 20 August 2020 15: 59
      0
      Quote: askort154
      Who Knocked Psaki?

      As far as I remember, this "merit" was once attributed to "Meehan" ,now he - Vaccine
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 20 August 2020 17: 17
        0
        What's this? Is Meehan hiding?
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 20 August 2020 17: 49
          0
          Quote: Pereira
          What's this? Is Meehan hiding?

          He no longer remembers himself for his multiple nicknames laughing
  16. vkl.47
    vkl.47 20 August 2020 15: 52
    0
    Quote: Pereira
    I missed something news. What did Xixian have breakfast? Newbie or Polonius?

    Gloomy and speed))) than all the opposition and bamond.
  17. Sibiriya
    Sibiriya 20 August 2020 16: 03
    +1
    Why cut them? We installed the equipment a long time ago, listen, record.
  18. Shuttle
    Shuttle 20 August 2020 16: 14
    0
    While there is no conclusive evidence that the Russian military is trying to harm the communications cables laid across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Europe, this possibility cannot be ruled out. It is likely that Moscow is investing heavily in technical support for such operations.


    I don’t know how it is now, but I read it at school.

    You are to blame for the fact that I want to eat
  19. da Vinci
    da Vinci 20 August 2020 16: 18
    0
    So let them in Forbes, for example Zakharova, will ask if there is technology in the USA about equipment to cut submarine cables, if back in the 80s the USA regularly illegally connected to the cables of the USSR? And can the United States guarantee that these works will not be carried out? ... It is necessary to beat the enemy with his own weapon.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 20 August 2020 16: 21
      -1
      Quote: da Vinci
      Duc let them in Forbes, for example Zakharova, will ask

      Come on ... Talking is useless. Everything has long been said and predetermined in the intentions of the parties.
      1. da Vinci
        da Vinci 20 August 2020 20: 41
        0
        It is said that is said, but they do not hesitate to hammer the same fake every time.
  20. Well done
    Well done 20 August 2020 16: 21
    +1
    If my Internet cable is cut, I will not be laughing either. laughing These hefty correct Americans SP-2 "cut" us, and what are we "redheads" ?! Should you stand on the sidelines?
  21. jovanni
    jovanni 20 August 2020 16: 33
    0
    The United States fears Russian submarines "capable of cutting Internet cables"

    They will definitely cut it. Everything is as it is. They will cut it and hand it over to the "vtorchermet" ...
  22. KCA
    KCA 20 August 2020 17: 22
    0
    I first learned about the Internet in 1990, I was surprised if people were running around and staring at their computers, it was an e-mail, I started using it myself in 1994 (there was no HTML yet, but FTP was, mput and mget are my favorites unix commands, hash to them), in 1990 there were no cables to turn across the Atlantic, but the satellite turnovers functioned once, the Germans installed a satellite dish at the JINR FLNR, it seems even earlier than in 1990, there was an online connection with CERN, but the ovs, as always, if there is no problem, you need to come up with it, cables, cables are in the okey, and not send them to their mother ...
  23. rocket757
    rocket757 20 August 2020 17: 32
    -1
    This is how G. Sutton argues in an article published by the American edition of Forbes.

    They would write immediately - News from ward 6 !!!
    Invest in large amounts of money that cannot bring any fatal / significant harm to the enemy ??? exuberant imagination ... everything is done cheaply!
  24. Charik
    Charik 20 August 2020 17: 58
    -1
    The one who in the photo can cut America itself
  25. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 20 August 2020 18: 57
    0
    While there is no conclusive evidence that the Russian military is trying to harm the communications cables laid across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Europe, this possibility cannot be ruled out.

    Excellent proof. Just like in a joke.
    - Well then, judge, along the way, and for rape!
    - And you also raped someone ?!
    - No, but there is a device!
    ©
  26. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 20 August 2020 18: 59
    0
    Not at all! It's just that Uncle Vanya, in fins and a mask, with scissors in his hands, is spinning around their cables and has already found a copper receiving point ...
  27. APASUS
    APASUS 20 August 2020 19: 14
    +1
    Again, some kind of nonsense. To disable the cable, you need not a large device capable of punching a tiny hole in the cable. Sea water will do the rest! If you know where the cable goes, then even a robot can make it up, even tourists on a yacht
    Well, in general, everything is as it should be, whipping up hysteria in order to demonize the enemy, get money from the government and of course justify any of your failures, sins, etc.
    1. kulinar
      kulinar 20 August 2020 20: 53
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      Again, some kind of nonsense. To disable the cable, you need not a large device capable of punching a tiny hole in the cable. Sea water will do the rest! If you know where the cable goes, then even a robot can make it up, even tourists on a yacht
      Well, in general, everything is as it should be, whipping up hysteria in order to demonize the enemy, get money from the government and of course justify any of your failures, sins, etc.

      And this is considering that the cable enters the water and comes out of the water to the shore.
      Why be smart if outside the territorial waters, you can dive shallowly?
      Even with a drill. laughing
      And these cables are seriously protected from connection. Any attempt to connect will be recorded with an accuracy of ten centimeters.
      Although drilling this cable is also not easy.
      I saw a movie about sea cables. This is something!
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 21 August 2020 12: 31
        0
        Quote: kulinar
        And these cables are seriously protected from connection. Any attempt to connect will be recorded with an accuracy of ten centimeters.

        I don’t know about the optics, but they remove the information from the electric cable without even touching it for 40 years.
  28. darksoul
    darksoul 20 August 2020 20: 32
    0
    already cut, there is no connection with trump, does not answer with ... uu ... laughing
  29. razved
    razved 20 August 2020 21: 10
    +1
    Again they took up the old songs ...
  30. Motorist
    Motorist 20 August 2020 21: 42
    0
    No, we will cut the cable, of course, but this!

    A shark-class submarine is connected to guard and patrol the site.

    This makes no sense... fool
  31. 1536
    1536 21 August 2020 13: 41
    0
    The Americans, of course, can be understood. In the early 1990s, when there was still no global Internet, digitalization of everything and everyone, only humanitarians spoke about artificial intelligence at seminars and in articles, Russia was an amorphous mass that did not have foreign and domestic policies. Rather, foreign policy was the policy of the "51 states" of the United States, while the domestic policy was to get and eat the "Bush legs". It was then that the Americans, out of the best intentions and love for humanity, conducted, laid, stretched cables along which life-giving gigabytes of freedom ran across countries and continents, from person to person, from house to house, from one rocket launcher to another, from one special forces soldier, a terrorist, a bandit and a thug, to another. But time went on. Somehow it went wrong with the 51st state, they wanted to diversify the diet and return to boiled chicken scallops and giblets, for which they needed their own poultry farms. And in 50 other states, something went wrong. Young people there became ready with giblets to sell these very states to the Chinese and Arabs, just to get high and take everything possible and impossible from life. In fact, why work if the money will be given to you by workers from some Sichuan factory that you have owned since the days of developing computers in your mother's garage and biting unripe apples? Then only old men went into battle (may war veterans forgive me for such a pun). These people still remembered why America exists at all and that it would be necessary to fight for it in old age, setting an example for the young. But that didn't work either. Then we went along the old, but tried and tested path of our development. I had to find the enemy. Indians are no good. The British are brothers forever, and besides, they themselves live in a nursing home, the Chinese, of course, could pass for "strangers", as in that movie, but the Sichuan "candle factory" is necessary for life, how can it be without it? And then, lo and behold, Russia appeared from where they did not expect. Here he is enemy number 1 - the Russians. They are to blame for everything, they want to eat with cables, destroy the Internet, not let them go to the moon, drill holes in the space station to expel astronauts, poison the Germans with gas, apparently in revenge for World War II, do not allow the construction of sanatoriums in Crimea for the rest of the marines and terrorists, etc., etc. It's good that there are Poles around the Russians. They have a lot of apples to bite, and there is someone to grab. In general, we need a coalition to fight Russia. The English, whose queen still remember 1853, can tell a lot about this.
  32. japs
    japs 21 August 2020 23: 22
    0
    An old anecdote, the Ministry of Internal Affairs took a man for a moonshine still.
    He asks - But I was not caught selling moonshine?
    Ministry of Internal Affairs - but the apparatus is there.
    Man - Then jail for rape.
    Ministry of Internal Affairs - Do you confess?
    Man - But the apparatus is there.