Russia Increasing Submarine Capabilities in Mediterranean, Atlantic, US Admiral Warns

Russian submarine K-560 Severodvinsk. Credit: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

Russia is augmenting its underwater battle capabilities in a direct challenge to U.S. and NATO forces in the Atlantic and Mediterranean arenas, a top U.S. admiral has warned.

Admiral James Foggo, who heads NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, told Pentagon reporters in Washington late on October 5 that Russia is investing heavily in its submarine fleet and wants to build an “asymmetric” threat to the United States and NATO.

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