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The British Ministry of Defense announced the need to "protect" submarine cables from the "Russian threat"

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The British Ministry of Defense said that "one of the threats today comes from Russia in relation to the underwater communications infrastructure." According to the head of the British military department Ben Wallace, "there is a serious danger to the functioning of submarine cables." In order to "protect" the cables running along the seabed, a special ship is going to be built in the United Kingdom.


Ben Wallace:

The ship will enable us to better protect critical submarine cables. They are critical to the global economy and communication between governments. Today they are under threat of sabotage and submarine warfare.

We are talking about a new multipurpose ship for observing the ocean depths. Numerous sensors are going to be installed on the ship, including those for detecting underwater drones.

According to the latest data, the crew of such a ship will consist of only 15 people. It is planned that the British fleet the ship will be accepted in 2024.

Ben Wallace:

He will perform tasks not only in British, but also in international waters. He will be able to support and conduct operations in the Arctic, where the situation is becoming more complex.



Earlier, the head of the British Ministry of Defense said that the state and the military need a radical change in their approach to existing and potential challenges. Mr. Wallace added that the threats over the past three decades "have changed beyond recognition", there are those "that London previously did not even consider in the circle of threats."

In connection with the British plans to create a ship "monitoring the underwater situation", there is an opinion that Britain itself is capable of carrying out a provocation in the near future against the very submarine cables, the need to protect which Wallace says. Given the ineradicable craving of the authorities and special services of the United Kingdom for performances and provocations (including the well-known history with the Skripals allegedly poisoned by the Novichok) the probability of this can hardly be called negligible.
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  1. NF68
    NF68 21 March 2021 15: 46
    +3
    The pioneers are even more dangerous. Will be handed over to scrap metal and all the cases.
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 21 March 2021 15: 52
      -2
      What to take with FOCL in terms of metal? If only a ferrous metal screen lol
      1. NF68
        NF68 21 March 2021 15: 57
        0
        Quote: VORON538
        What to take with FOCL in terms of metal? If only a ferrous metal screen lol


        And if you act as a number from the principle?
        1. VORON538
          VORON538 21 March 2021 15: 59
          0
          Stupidly cut off? So in the event of the onset of time H + there are plans, I have no doubt. Only for the onset of that time it is necessary that the Naglo-Saxons themselves start the war. hi
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 21 March 2021 16: 28
            +2
            Quote: VORON538
            Is it stupid to cut it off?

            so the ship is created for this, it's stupid to think that he alone can control many thousand km of cables.

            But to cut the cable, one can do it.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 21 March 2021 18: 47
              0
              We are talking about a new multipurpose ship for observing the ocean depths. Numerous sensors are going to be installed on the ship, including for detecting underwater drones.
              Something is wrong here. Namely.

              At first. Since the time of the confrontation with the USSR, the United States has already in the 1960s a top-secret SOSUS system for tracking submarines. It is a system of labyrinths of microphones installed on the seabed and ocean floor that respond to the noise of submarines.
              Partly for this reason, the discovery in 1968 perished (apparently in a collision with an American submarine), the Soviet submarine K-129. (See video below from 5:09 and 50:00).

              But as for the cutting of the submarine cable by the British themselves, here, in my opinion, is closer to the truth.
              Quote: Olgovich
              Quote: VORON538
              Is it stupid to cut it off?
              this is how the ship is created for this - it is foolish to think that it alone can control many thousands of kilometers of cables.
              But to cut the cable, one can do it.

              There is another option for setting the goal of building such a ship:
              1. This is to move beyond the defeat of the command headquarters for NATO countries to monitor submarines from land-based in the sea to the ship.
              2. To create for the UK, separately from the United States, its own independent system of sensors for tracking submarines. Which is generally unlikely, since all of NATO is controlled by the Pentagon.

              The mystery of the death of K-129
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 21 March 2021 16: 15
        0
        Poseidon will be caught? - and will they hand over to the scrap?
    2. AVA77
      AVA77 21 March 2021 16: 07
      +14
      Children played brave submariners.
      The submarine cable was accidentally taken out.
      Chick with pliers, passed by weight.
      Looking for Britain looking for a congress.
      Gps signal missing from screens.

      Something like this. repeat
      1. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 19: 59
        -6
        An old uncle went to VO,
        Rhyming a couple of syllables on O,
        Has raised a keen interest to users
        To the topic of murder at the bottom of the GPS!
        lol
    3. Alien From
      Alien From 21 March 2021 16: 13
      +3
      Trained pioneers good
      1. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 20: 00
        -7
        And what specially trained pensioners can do with a cable right from here ... laughing
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 21 March 2021 20: 04
          +4
          You can't even imagine))
          1. ironic
            ironic 21 March 2021 20: 09
            -6
            That I won't even try. If the ancient wisdom speaks of one person who is capable of making seven wise men at once, then the combined composition of the golden epaulettes of the VO is capable of driving any intellectual composition into a stupor. bully
            1. Alien From
              Alien From 21 March 2021 20: 12
              +3
              Oooh, yes !!! wassat
        2. Was mammoth
          Was mammoth 21 March 2021 20: 15
          +4
          Quote: ironic
          And what specially trained pensioners can do with a cable right from here ...

          Quote: APASUS

          Have you smoked another batch of Newbie? How are they going to follow the global Internet in one trough?

          Especially if they are excavators!
          In difficult times for life, he learned the art of an excavator. A little bit. Discharge - sixth. But, there the discharge is assessed by the size of the bucket, not by experience. The larger the bucket, the higher the discharge. wink
          Every self-respecting excavator who sees a cable in a hole considers it his duty to pull it out into the light of day. But alongside him there should not be. To scrap it. wink The Ministry of Defense can only correctly arrange the outfit as it should. wink Dig a ditch along the bottom of the Atlantic, say to Venezuela.
          You just need to take the real excavators out to the Atlantic Ocean on floating excavators. There are such. Filibusters, however. And the problem of intellectual wars is solved! No battleships or destroyers! wink
    4. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 21 March 2021 16: 25
      +2
      Quote: NF68
      The pioneers are even more dangerous. Will be handed over for scrap and all the cases

      What to take there? There is no weight ... It is not at all clear how they are going to protect ALL their cables with ONE ship? Again, some kind of awkwardness ...
      1. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 20: 01
        -6
        Why are you so sure that it will be in a single copy?
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 21 March 2021 20: 13
          +1
          Quote: ironic
          Why are you so sure that it will be in a single copy

          This is what the article says. And the cables are thousands of kilometers long. Put at least one ship for each cable - will it help?
          1. ironic
            ironic 21 March 2021 21: 33
            -3
            Well, what will happen after the first, we will find out. And in general, the ship goes, but on board the equipment for some reason. It is capable of patrolling the UK cable departure area.
    5. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 20: 02
      -6
      Pensioners are more dangerous, they can come up with this, pioneers with their little life experience will never guess.
  2. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O 21 March 2021 15: 47
    -5
    So the Brits have the world's best combat saboteurs under water from the SBS
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 21 March 2021 15: 52
      +3
      Where are they against our fighting rats, and they will gnaw their cables and legs.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 21 March 2021 16: 46
        +5
        Where are they against our fighting rats, and they will gnaw their cables and legs.
        ...... take it higher ... we have fighting sabaks, fighting dolphins. combat amoebas and combat coronaviruses, and also combat antiprotons and antineutrons ... until they reach the combat gravitons ... but the goal is close ... otherwise you can breed combat sperm whales in the first pairs
        1. ironic
          ironic 21 March 2021 19: 47
          -6
          All this is an average level of daring ..., such fighting sofas, as on VO ... !!! As if they have no equal in the world.
          1. Ros 56
            Ros 56 22 March 2021 06: 23
            +1
            Learn Sasha to write correctly, without mistakes, and then we'll talk.
            1. ironic
              ironic 22 March 2021 12: 50
              0
              Late, this stage was passed, and at school I was given a four in language with a fight, especially since it has long been not my main language. And if you add dyslexia to this, then in general. If you want to speak only with excellent students of calligraphy, your choice. And because of you, I will not stop expressing my opinion.
    2. Volodin
      Volodin 21 March 2021 15: 57
      +5
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      So the Brits have the world's best combat saboteurs under water from the SBS

      "unparalleled in the world" laughing
  3. VORON538
    VORON538 21 March 2021 15: 51
    +1
    the moral of this tale for UK citizens is as follows: "these Russians will definitely connect our cable someday, so you need money for the ship NOW" hi
  4. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 21 March 2021 15: 53
    +6
    This cable-laying Dominia was built in England in 1926 to lay submarine cables in the Atlantic ... And now they are going to "guard" them ... Times are changing.
    PS I worked on it in 68-69, it was the F. Dzerzhinsky floating plant
  5. Alexilyin
    Alexilyin 21 March 2021 15: 59
    +1
    And what is the treatment for persecution mania? Maybe instead of a satellite, what kind of pills to supply? And then they have an aggravation of the campaign.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 March 2021 16: 02
    0
    They will hardly have time for Guga (GUGI)!
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 19: 54
      -4
      Depends on financing.
  7. Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 21 March 2021 16: 10
    +6
    Has the internet speed dropped on the island?
    Is the torrent barely swinging? laughing
    Let them change the provider! bully
  8. Charik
    Charik 21 March 2021 16: 29
    0
    I wanted to read an article, went into another room, there is a broadcast on Rossii24, they show something about Hitler and say that Stalin once said, if this little island would tell Hitler; We will not give you any money or resources, then in Europe there would be peace
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 21 March 2021 16: 31
    +1
    British scientists, politicians, military ... one field of berries.
    Yes figs on them, it's their problem.
    1. bald
      bald 21 March 2021 17: 22
      +1
      Hello Victor ! I am a rare guest here, because of stupidity, starting from the administrators and specific traitors to Russia, by the way, there are among the administrators. What is Britain, yes, it was, only a different century, it is below the plinth in all respects, and now they are building a new boat. On business - we have gone away from everyone for decades - I admire our developers.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 March 2021 18: 33
        +1
        Hi Vladimir soldier
        Britons have ceased to be big and significant ... but they remain arrogant forever. Now, under Uncle Sam's wing, they are not bad at all ... they are shitting who they can, as before, without much harm to themselves.
        Such a setting.
        One thing is clear, time passes and nothing gets better for them ...
        Any serious cataclysm and they will fly to Tarar, along with all the same.
  10. Charik
    Charik 21 March 2021 16: 32
    +2
    they contradict themselves, feed and raise Tyrants, all sorts of ishil-Taliban, and complain all their ridiculous existence, that Russia is their enemy, of course we will be enemies to you, with your outlook
  11. ccsr
    ccsr 21 March 2021 16: 41
    +1
    In connection with the British plans to create a ship for "monitoring the underwater situation" there is an opinion that

    There is only one opinion about the creation of this ship - a typical dough cut while shouting about the Russian threat. In fact, they need it like a goat accordion, because hardly anyone would think of fighting a cable under water when it is much easier to destroy it on the ground, especially since the cable routes are marked with reference posts.
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 19: 52
      -4
      Does the GUGI know about this?
  12. iouris
    iouris 21 March 2021 16: 58
    -1
    Kobelino ... Nice name.
  13. bald
    bald 21 March 2021 17: 07
    +1
    This will be our problem, they will tear the threads, and without an address. And there is no need for a note - war is so war - KILL!
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 19: 52
      -4
      Will there be no GUGI?
  14. sedoj
    sedoj 21 March 2021 17: 17
    +1
    A guard of fifteen men? One nachkar, two distributing (or delivering), the rest take turns on duty at the cables. It will be cold in the depths without sheepskin coats, however.
  15. evgen1221
    evgen1221 21 March 2021 17: 32
    0
    Make boxes per meter of cable, and lay them on top of the cable. Super reliable protection will turn out)))
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 21 March 2021 18: 47
    0

    Have you smoked another batch of Newbie? How are they going to follow the global Internet in one trough?
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 19: 50
      -4
      Well, they will build one, test it, and you see, the serial will appear.
      Do they make a newbie or infringe on copyright?
  17. opuonmed
    opuonmed 22 March 2021 00: 31
    +1
    in short, they are preparing to strike at the Russian Federation, I have a question for the Russian Federation first, or will they still be able to?