The Pentagon first recognized the danger of Russian "Caliber"

Russian submarines are capable of launching cruise missile attacks against the United States, making them increasingly difficult for the US military to track. US Air Force Lieutenant General Glen Van Herk spoke about this issue during his speech to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Russian Federation is developing its military-strategic forces - in particular, submarines, which are becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of. They pose the potential danger of cruise missile attacks on American cities. In addition, the creation of such missiles poses a serious threat to the United States.

- said Van Herk, thus acknowledging for the first time the fears of the Pentagon about the new combat systems developed in our country.

US and Allied naval command points to Russia's large submarine deployment, which could threaten the Alliance's military structure as Russian submarines patrol the US east coast.

Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis fears that US warships leaving their harbors can no longer be confident in their safety, and it is difficult for them to count on a smooth crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is easy to guess which missiles and submarines the American general was talking about. Sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr family are turning into the basis of the strike potential of the Russian fleet. In addition to surface ships, they are also armed with submarines of projects 636 "Varshavyanka" and 885 "Ash", which are among the quietest submarines in the world.
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  1. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 29 July 2020 10: 17
    What does this mean?
    Only that the Air Force Lieutenant-General, describing the terrible Russia in the waters of the world's oceans, is simply begging for money for his department.
    1. Magog Offline Magog
      Magog (Gog Magog) 29 July 2020 13: 24
      This also suggests that a situation has ripened in the leadership of our Navy, as in the 90s, when in conditions of limited or lack of funding, submariners declare the fantastic capabilities of submarines, their unprecedented stealth and invulnerability in order to "pull the blanket over themselves." Recall that back in the late 80s, publications appeared where they talked about ways to effectively track submarines using non-acoustic means. If the lion's share of the cost of building a fleet is skewed towards submariners, then this will lead to sad consequences in the event of a serious conflict in the ocean ...
  2. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 29 July 2020 20: 52
    Quote: Magog
    This also suggests that the leadership of our Navy

    And what does our Navy have to do with the word in general?
    Don't put your wet fantasies on the globe.
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