Russia has launched some of the world’s quietest submarines and Britain is still Probing whether its undersea cables could have been severed by Moscow According to Admiral Sir Ben Key, the head of the British Royal Navy.
ben key said The British Armed Forces Can’t Ignore The Threat depicting Russian submarine warfare, which he compared to Nazi attacks on Atlantic convoys in World War II.
the admiral noted UK needed to invest in ‘state-of-the-art’ capabilities to locate, and if necessary, defeat “some of the quietest submarines” in the world.
“It’s not cheap, but I don’t see coming second in anti-submarine warfare as a desirable option in the future,” he said. “It wasn’t something we saw in 1940 and I don’t think it’s something we should be seeing now”.,
Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin commissioned a submarine named Belgorod Which is the world’s longest submarine ship and is equipped with bus-sized nuclear torpedoes.
However, the Navy is particularly concerned Theft of Kilo class submarines which have undergone significant upgrades since first entering service in 1980.
Equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles The streamlined hull design of the submarine has made it so quiet that it has been nicknamed the better vessel “Black Hole” by the US Navy,
Speaking at the Sea Power Conference at Lancaster House, Key said British Royal Navy still needed to “better understand” whether Russia sabotaged submarine cables which linked the United Kingdom to the rest of the world, and emphasized that the purchase of the two ships would improve seabed visibility.