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US Navy plans to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern underground base in Norway

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US Navy plans to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern underground base in Norway

The US Navy intends to use the Norwegian underground submarine base Olavsvern for the American Seawolf-class multipurpose nuclear submarines. Popular Mechanics writes about it.


The US Navy is in talks with the Norwegian government about the use of the American submarine forces fleet base Olavsvern, located in Northern Norway, 350 km from the Russian border. According to the US military, this base could be used as a starting point for operations in the Barents Sea against Russian submarines.

The use of the Olavsvern military base by the US Navy would allow a US Navy attack submarine to quickly go to sea in the event of an emergency.

- said the command of the Navy.

At the same time, it is specified that American submarines are already using the port of Malangen in Northern Norway for the exchange of crews and receiving supplies.

It should be noted that the proposal of the US Navy to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern is not new. During the Cold War, nuclear submarines of the American and British fleets were based on it, monitoring the ships and submarines of the USSR Northern Fleet. However, in 2002 the base was closed and in 2011 sold to a private company that owns it, using the base to support oil exploration in the Barents and Norwegian Seas.

The total area of ​​the base's underground premises exceeds 25 thousand square meters, and of buildings - 13 500 square meters. On the territory of the base there were depots of ammunition, fuel, workshops, barracks, a deep-water pier and a dry dock.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 18 October 2020 10: 34
    10
    Problems, more problems ...
    It seems that "Malbork" is going on a campaign ... however, they no longer hide it.
    It is high time to forget the definition of "Western partners"! Until better times, if any, those better times.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 18 October 2020 10: 54
      +5
      Quote: rocket757
      It is high time to forget the definition of "Western partners"!

      Yes, this definition was pronounced with irony from the very beginning. wassat and the location of the base is so close to our borders ... a double-edged sword. Such bases in a threatened period will be destroyed first. And they will not save kilotons. Flight time is a few minutes ...
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 11: 07
        14
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Such bases in a threatened period will be destroyed first. And they will not save kilotons. Flight time is a few minutes ...

        Two fatal delusions of our "partners" and their hangers-on - the "partners" think that they will have time to dump overseas and remain inaccessible to our "kilotons", and their singers - that the "owner" will be able to protect them and prevent them from turning into radioactive desert.

        For some reason, I don’t feel sorry for the Norgs, the Poles, the Balts, or the rest. You have to pay for stupidity. And, God forbid, of course, but the price, should something happen, they will have to pay a terrible price for the American ambitions of world domination. The last in their stupid life.
        1. VoroncoV
          VoroncoV 18 October 2020 11: 14
          +2
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          For some reason, I don’t feel sorry for the Norgs, the Poles, the Balts, or the rest. You have to pay for stupidity. And, God forbid, of course, but the price, should something happen, they will have to pay a terrible price for the American ambitions of world domination. The last in their stupid life.

          Envy and anger towards Russia will destroy them soldier Aleksey .. They do not live in peace at all.
          And the USA are still substitutes.
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 11: 49
            +5
            Quote: VoroncoV
            The USA are still substitutes.

            They from Korea and Vietnam realized that when plastic coffins go to America, the stool begins to wobble under the US presidents. Since then - only a "coalition", understood in a peculiar way, in the American way. "We will promise you protection, and you die. And then we will come over your carcasses and divide the world in a brotherly way - between America and America."
            1. VoroncoV
              VoroncoV 18 October 2020 11: 52
              +2
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              They from Korea and Vietnam realized that when plastic coffins go to America, the stool starts to wobble under the US presidents. Since then - only a "coalition", understood in a peculiar way, in the American way.

              Amers are terribly afraid of losing, but spilling nastiness and blood with someone else's hands is in the order of things for them ..
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 18 October 2020 11: 07
        +1
        Indeed, it will not take long for them to reach our waters, but it is not practical to set up a base within the reach of our strike assets.
        Others, as a base of peacetime, non-problems.
        1. ZEMCH
          ZEMCH 19 October 2020 00: 39
          +3
          Quote: rocket757
          Indeed, it will not take long for them to reach our waters, but it is not practical to set up a base within the reach of our strike assets.
          Others, as a base of peacetime, non-problems.

          The author is not aware, but this base was leased to the Russian company "Sevmorneftegeofizika" back in 2011, our ships (ships) "Akademik Nemchinov" and "Akademik Shatskiy" are there. When I read such articles, I have only one thought, the authors are interested in the topic they write about, or just unsubscribe)))
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 19 October 2020 00: 59
            0
            There was something like that, they wrote ... but now the time is such that Westerners are not too worried about the fact that any relations with Russian companies should be lost to please their big brother. I'm not surprised at anything.
            1. ZEMCH
              ZEMCH 19 October 2020 01: 59
              +1
              Quote: rocket757
              There was something like that, they wrote ... but now the time is such that Westerners are not too worried about the fact that any relations with Russian companies should be lost to please their big brother. I'm not surprised at anything.

              At the last exercise, one of the landowners banned the passage of NATO equipment, they had to make a detour 50 km, they really love private property))
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 19 October 2020 08: 50
                +1
                You know what touches me, when it is profitable for them, they ostentatiously demonstrate their loyalty to the principles of dermocracy, the code of speech, the inviolability of private property and so on !!! So ALL politicians do and EVERYWHERE!
                BUT when the reins fall under their tail or NATO, they wanted to spit on any principles ..... citizen, against their will, wishlist, politicians, governments, dust under ...
                So sho examples can be found for every taste, EVERYWHERE!
                I do not claim that they did something, they can do it, that's for sure.
      3. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 18 October 2020 11: 22
        +1
        350 km. from the border + 50 km. inland, a total of 400 km. The flight time is a minute, if not less. Mattress toppers must understand this
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 11: 51
          0
          Quote: TermNachTER
          350 km. from the border + 50 km. inland, a total of 400 km. The flight time is a minute, if not less. Mattress toppers must understand this

          They don't need to - the norgi need to understand that there will no longer be one of the world's best national teams at the World Hockey Championship. And absolutely nothing Norwegian will be.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 18 October 2020 11: 59
            +2
            Fools do not mind. Mattress toppers must understand that the boat that is there, under certain circumstances, is not a tenant.
      4. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 18 October 2020 11: 26
        -1
        The Americans are pumping! They are trying to bind the Norwegians more tightly to the leg and expose them to a possible retaliation.
    2. Eldorado
      Eldorado 18 October 2020 11: 08
      +4
      Not to forget the definition, but to place "Boreas" with "Ash" in Cuba and Venezuela!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 October 2020 11: 14
        +2
        It is difficult to say how and who can do it.
        After Khrushchev, no one dared to such feats ... and even then it was the answer to the Yankee's vigorous missiles near our borders.
      2. VoroncoV
        VoroncoV 18 October 2020 12: 24
        -3
        Quote: El Dorado
        Not to forget the definition, but to place "Boreas" with "Ash" in Cuba and Venezuela!

        Quiet, why bother "partners" .. wink So scared through the roof ..
      3. My doctor
        My doctor 18 October 2020 18: 58
        0
        Quote: El Dorado
        Not to forget the definition, but to place "Boreas" with "Ash" in Cuba and Venezuela!

        no stupidity. This is necessary for air regiments to control the airspace plus ground air defense systems and to them protection against sabotage, not to mention the protection of nuclear weapons in cases of military riots. A total of at least 20 people.
    3. avdkrd
      avdkrd 19 October 2020 04: 54
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      It seems that "Malbork" is going on a campaign ... however, they no longer hide it.

      Yes, God bless him, p. Malbork. Norway, a country with a population of 5m ... A nation on the brink of extinction even without war. Arabs with blacks will not save, but accelerate the loss of identity. Do the Norwegians themselves understand how they will multiply after the impact of our missiles? The answer is no, there will be no one, but there will be rockets. To every port and every fjord. Why does Norway need it as a country? Why do ordinary people need this database?
      I can't understand if they really think so (about the Russian threat), or, like everywhere else in Europe, the elite just sold their sovereignty?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 October 2020 08: 56
        0
        Hopes / illusions that the people do not think so and will not allow ..... remained in the distant 1941. It was a hard lesson for those who preached ..... although all of mankind received it, learned it, remembered it, almost no one can see it!
  2. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 18 October 2020 10: 37
    +3
    Maybe they will decide to modernize our Balaklava base in the Crimea. At least for future babies.
    1. Eldorado
      Eldorado 18 October 2020 11: 07
      +2
      Object 825GTS is too small for Project 636.3 (and was still completely plundered in the 90s), and our fleet does not have dwarf submarines, and they are unlikely to appear.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 18 October 2020 11: 47
        -1
        But in the cinema there is ... remember the features ...
    2. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 18 October 2020 11: 21
      +3
      Quote: Vladimir61
      Maybe they will decide to modernize our Balaklava base in the Crimea. At least for future babies.

      Weren't you inside? The museum is there and this is probably the only thing that can be done there. As for the "babies" ... The tendency is that the "babies" of the future are unmanned. Which, nevertheless, need carriers. Object 825 GTS will not fit anything in service.
  3. Bear040
    Bear040 18 October 2020 10: 44
    +4
    If Norwegians are ready to die for US interests, these are Norwegians' problems
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 18 October 2020 10: 51
      +1
      "And what about us?" ... some people place minke whale bases first, and then they ask such a strange question!
      There are so many amazing people in the world! It becomes so much fun to live.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 11: 09
      +1
      Quote: Bear040
      If Norwegians are ready to die for US interests, these are Norwegians' problems

      And who is asking them, the Norwegians? The question is that the United States is ready to fight for its interests to the last European.

      How many plans did the United States have for nuclear bombing of the USSR, starting in April 1945? Even in Pravda, a list of cities designated by the United States as targets for strike was published. To provide ours now with a "leak" of target designation for a RESPONSE nuclear strike in Europe - if only there the screeching would begin!
      1. Bear040
        Bear040 18 October 2020 11: 20
        +3
        Well, if the Norwegians are not masters in their country, no one is to blame for them. Although, as for me, this is different, again they want, like under Hitler, to take part in the plunder of Russia, not realizing that today no one will use IL-2 against them and only ashes can remain from Norway.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 11: 44
          +2
          Quote: Bear040
          not realizing that today no one will use the IL-2 against them, and only ashes can remain from Norway.

          There will be no ash - fused stone.
          1. VoroncoV
            VoroncoV 18 October 2020 12: 27
            0
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            There will be no ash - fused stone.

            Well, we will definitely destroy this floating base, and it is better to leave the rest. hi
    3. Prisoner
      Prisoner 18 October 2020 11: 13
      +1
      This local elite is ready to kill their Norwegians for a moderate Pinov price. Ordinary Norwegian to die for the United States, or for what the devil did not give up. hi
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 18 October 2020 12: 31
        +1
        Quote: Captive
        Ordinary Norwegian to die for the United States, or for what the devil did not give up.

        Yes, I think no one gave up. Only America “surrendered” so that Europe would die for it.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 October 2020 10: 50
    +3
    The Norgi rented out the base. And everyone who wanted to could use the parking lot and other infrastructure at the base. The deal went through norga, as of March 2020 our ships were still leasing the squares of the base.
    The facility was soon leased to Russian research vessels. For example, "Akademik Nemchinov" and "Akademik Shatskiy", belonging to the enterprise "Sevmorneftegeofizika", were based in Olavsvern. These vessels specialize in offshore oil and gas exploration by seismic exploration.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 18 October 2020 11: 06
      +3
      There was a scandal because of this. When it became clear that our research ships would be based. It was claimed that these were in fact RTR ships. After that, our kind was asked ...
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 18 October 2020 11: 53
        +3
        And they could have left a surprise for the Sivulfs.
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 18 October 2020 12: 21
          +4
          Quote: Sergey39
          And they could have left a surprise for the Sivulfs.

          But this, we hope we never know. hi
          The weather is tough with us, isn't it? The most "enclave" ... laughing
          1. Sergey39
            Sergey39 18 October 2020 13: 34
            +3
            I agree. They won't know either. Let them live in anticipation, like on a powder keg. hi
            And the weather, yes, autumn has begun. Now it will last until spring. laughing
            1. LiSiCyn
              LiSiCyn 18 October 2020 14: 00
              +4
              On the ice you want, what winter is already without a perch crying and a throw march of 20 km. laughing
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 18 October 2020 11: 05
    +1
    From the pier we will smack ........ so our inhabitants of heaven think ....... ??????
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 18 October 2020 12: 11
      +1
      What are the minusers, closed ????
  6. VoroncoV
    VoroncoV 18 October 2020 11: 18
    +2
    Eh norgi it will cost you dearly .. I read memoirs who liberated Norway, such a tight-fisted people, for every broken tree they demanded compensation from the Soviet Army, and they themselves sat in the mines negative
    1. Bear040
      Bear040 18 October 2020 13: 13
      +4
      It would be necessary to take compensation from Norway, for the actions of Norwegian divisions and SS brigades in the USSR.
      1. VoroncoV
        VoroncoV 18 October 2020 13: 20
        0
        Quote: Bear040
        It would be necessary to take compensation from Norway, for the actions of Norwegian divisions and SS brigades in the USSR.

        Aha, they tore off compensation from the Soviet troops for every house destroyed, a broken tree, and they were paid with mats of course .. Those are money-grubbing! Our soldiers in the tents were freezing, because if we asked to spend the night at home, such invoices were issued there ..
        The order was not to conflict with the Norgs and to be polite .. Then ours left, leaving them a lot of things. As compensation, for the fact that we freed them from the Natsiks.
        1. Bear040
          Bear040 24 October 2020 11: 20
          +2
          Well, it depends on the inhabitants of the Kremlin. They are always heroes to tear 7 skins from their own people, and before abroad, the poor are most often racchoms, not even bothering to think about what they think of them in their homeland ... And then they whine that their people hates ... And why such a trash to love that ?! Norway loves them all over the place, but we don't need Norwegian shoulder pads in the Kremlin ...
  7. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 18 October 2020 11: 18
    -2
    US Navy plans to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern underground base in Norway

    I guess it will be a priority target for our Poseidon.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 October 2020 11: 23
    0
    US intends to use Norway's Olavsvern submarine base ... the base could be used as a starting point for operations in the Barents Sea against Russian submarines
    That is why they are winding up Norway with the "Russian threat". They no longer even try to hide their goals and openly say that they are against Russia. The Norwegians are being carried on without even thinking that in this case a "present" will come to them. The West feels uncomfortable when "surrounded" by Russia.
  9. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED 18 October 2020 12: 14
    0
    US Navy plans to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern underground base in Norway

    It is hard to believe that this is possible:

  10. Rostislav
    Rostislav 18 October 2020 12: 41
    0
    In vain they again climb to us.
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus 18 October 2020 14: 25
    +3
    The world is heading for war, in broad strides. The UN is simply ignored, as the League of Nations did in its time. They also ignore the proposals of the opposing sides without even reading them.
  12. Ulysses
    Ulysses 18 October 2020 16: 26
    +2
    Judging by the available photos, not every diesel lover will fit in there.
    What will nuclear charges expand? winked
  13. Gunther
    Gunther 18 October 2020 22: 53
    +1
    there we will bury them - in a Norwegian cave, Norway will go by trailer soldier
    well, in case of "emergency" angry
  14. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 19 October 2020 00: 33
    +3
    US Navy plans to deploy nuclear submarines at Olavsvern underground base in Norway

    The Olavsvern base lost its status as a naval base in 2002 and was closed in 2009 by the Norwegian government, like any write-off property was sold for 38 million kronor (4,4 million euros) to a businessman named Gunnar Wilhelmsen, who in turn leased it to Russian research vessels, as a result of which the base is currently used by the Russian firm Sevmorneftegeofizika. Since October 2014, the ships "Akademik Nemchinov" and "Akademik Shatskiy" have spent the winter there. As of 2020, the base is leased by Russian research vessels. And local Russians are happy))
  15. kot-begemot
    kot-begemot 19 October 2020 01: 20
    0
    And in my humble opinion, amers need a base not for confrontation with ours directly, but for active competition and a springboard for influencing the northern region as a whole, including our economic zone in the Arctic. The base is always good. And the Norwegians understand that if there is no direct military conflict, then the kilo and megatons will not be spent on it. And it is difficult to refuse direct economic benefits. If they surrender, then obviously not to their detriment, but with preferences. Thinking, wanting and planning, this is not yet fact of decision making.
  16. saygon66
    saygon66 19 October 2020 11: 59
    0
    - Malbrook! Malbrook, gentlemen! French Marlboro or Marlboro! The Dukes of Marlborough is an aristocratic British surname. One of its representatives is Winston Churchill.
    - Malbork is one of the castles that belonged to the Teutonic Order, located in Poland.
  17. Koval Sergey
    Koval Sergey 19 October 2020 13: 35
    16
    The "champions of peace" will not calm down. Well, they do not live in peace!