US admirals are unhappy with the first Russian combat icebreaker


The icebreaker of the Russian Navy Ivan Papanin is a means of conducting offensive military operations, as it can be equipped with Caliber cruise missiles. This conclusion was made by the commander of the United States naval forces in Africa and Europe, Admiral James Foggo.


The Russian Federation shows aggressive aspirations in the Arctic region. Recently, they launched the Ivan Papanin icebreaker, capable of carrying cruise missiles. I already asked about this before and ask this question again - who equips ships to overcome ice fields with cruise missiles? Some equip such vessels with defensive weapons, but Caliber cannot be attributed to this type of weapon

- the American admiral is indignant.

The US military is also alarmed by the deployment in the Arctic region of the new military bases of the Russian Federation, reinforced with S-400 air defense systems. He noted increased competition in the Arctic and the need for a strong fleet to protect trade and other interests.

The lead patrol vessel of the ice class of project 23550 Ivan Papanin was launched in October 2019 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. The ship was laid down two years earlier. The vessel combines the functionality of an icebreaker, a towing vehicle and a patrol ship, and performs tasks on monitoring and protecting the region’s waters in an ice environment. The tasks of Ivan Papanin also include towing and escorting detained ships, transporting special cargoes and participating in rescue operations.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 June 2020 15: 30
    -4
    Yes, it seems, it was already about the icebreaker and the general.
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 June 2020 17: 11
    +1
    US admirals are unhappy with the first Russian combat icebreaker

    - Every Russian icebreaker ... is another "aspen stake" in the American dream of expansion and his hegemony in the Arctic ... - And the Chinese ... - are not particularly happy about any Russian successes and advances in this area .. ...
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 26 June 2020 18: 19
      +3
      Gorenina, what other icebreakers ???
      #sioIt's gone!
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 26 June 2020 17: 20
    +5
    Caliber is a purely defensive weapon. Designed to defend against possible threats by their preliminary destruction. What is the general worried about?
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 26 June 2020 21: 05
      +2
      US admirals are unhappy with the first Russian combat icebreaker.

      Strange generals and wording too. What do you mean dissatisfied? Too small or not able to dive? request laughing laughing laughing
      But there’s nothing to be done about what was built, this is it.

      Caliber is a purely defensive weapon.

      Sarcasm is understandable. After all, the Americans also do not have offensive weapons, only extremely defensive, representing the defense of America's democratic interests around the world.
      So, you can even stretch some parallels between the two capitalist powers.
      Comrades, after all, in Russia they remained only nominally, since comrade gentlemen are still a little shy of their titles. But not long left, the church is doing its job well.
  4. If they are afraid, then we are on the right path, comrades!
  5. olpin51 Offline olpin51
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 27 June 2020 10: 46
    +1
    Eat on health. This is our answer for Alaska.