Sunday Times: What are Russian submarines doing off the coast of Ireland


According to representatives of the Irish Defense Forces, Russian submarines are actively operating off the western coast of the country. This is happening against the background of the strengthening of the Russian Navy's influence in the Atlantic Ocean. But what exactly are Russian submarines doing off the coast of Ireland? The experts of the Sunday Times understood the issue.


The operations of the Russian Navy's submarines pose a great danger to Ireland, as the country's Defense Forces are unable to fully track them. Particular attention should be paid to the ability of submarines to violate the information integrity of cables through which Internet traffic passes between the European and Asian continents - submarines are suspected of installing devices that intercept messages passing through the cables

- believe in the Sunday Times.

The Russian Federation has spent a lot of money on the creation of a special purpose submarine fleet, carrying out operations outside the Kola Peninsula. Basically, these are mini-submarines that float in the Norwegian Sea, interfering with communications. For such an underwater equipment Ireland is an easy target

- said Aaron Amik, a former sonar specialist on submarines of the US Navy.

Thus, according to the Sunday Times, Russian submarines off the coast of Ireland are intercepting information flows via underwater Internet cables. Isn't it too expensive for the Russian Navy?
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  1. _AMUHb_ Offline
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 17 August 2020 20: 35
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    hehe)) Ask Shoigu ... or - and what for us? Was it not through these waters that submarines u left the keel into the Atlantic operational space ...
  2. 123 Online
    123 (123) 17 August 2020 20: 37
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    Well, yes, the Russians came for free internet and gnaw the cable, like the Greeks to the Turks. laughing
    You could look at the map, across the Strait of Scotland, there is a base of British boats. Maybe the questions would disappear.
    Or maybe the Scandinavians have infected them with panic?
  3. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 17 August 2020 22: 08
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    Exactly the same thing that NATO ships and submarines do off the coast of Russia. Further. It is very convenient for our missile carriers to hide there. The strategic position, and the impossibility of active confrontation with the forces of an Englishwoman accustomed to crap ...
    And you can eavesdrop on the Internet at home. It is more convenient to break it off without chopping off the cable, but banging the relay node, which are known where under water. A lot of things converge there.