Forbes: Russia can easily paralyze the US economy

Russian submarines could block submarine communications cables linking the US and the European continent, creating economic and America's strategic vulnerability to Russia. Forbes writes about it.

According to the experts of the American magazine, the Russian Navy can easily paralyze the digital economy of the United States with the help of its nuclear submarine stations (AGS), for the deployment of which special carrier submarines are used.

One of such stations was AS-31 "Losharik" project 10831, which burned down last year. The modern carrier of such an AGS is now called the submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" of project 09787.

Roughly 99 percent of our traffic travels through ocean cables, including social media, email, money transactions and military communications.

- points out Forbes, speaking of the great dependence of the United States on such not very reliable means of communication.

Ship anchors often cling to submarine cables, but this happens mainly in shallow water - there you can quickly make repairs. With the help of its special submarines, Moscow can harm US communications at a depth of about 900 meters. There is no evidence of such RF activities yet, but the Kremlin is likely to invest heavily in such opportunities in the future.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 August 2020 13: 16
    I read it and smiled. These are the rulers of our patriots. I don’t feel sorry for my family, business, and "everything that is acquired by back-breaking labor." And after all, someone believes !?
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 August 2020 14: 07
    Oh, what are these Forbes ....
    Everyone around will stand and smile happily, watching as our only carrier boat spoils the cables ...

    The cables have sensors by default, and protection (such as from squid).

    They shake with something and say - "Oh, the Chelyabinsk meteor fell again.
    There, your sub was floating somewhere. You definitely don't need the help of rescue seekers? How was it under Kursk? "
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 August 2020 14: 25
      In general, these cables can be mined long ago. Well this is thousands and thousands of kilometers, go find a mine.
      Look carefully - there is no cable, but all our boats are at home.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 August 2020 16: 26
        They can, they cannot ...

        Maybe fighting squids have long been bred?

        Look carefully - there is no cable, and all our squids are swimming near the house.
      2. Denis Arkhipov Offline Denis Arkhipov
        Denis Arkhipov (Denis Arkhipov) 24 August 2020 16: 26
        To do this, there must be a source of energy that is ready to store energy for many years, a satellite communication system with an active antenna on the surface. You are not a science fiction writer.
        1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
          Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 August 2020 17: 31
          Enough equipment tuned to receive in passive mode (consumes a little). Sound travels quickly and far in aquatic environments. Japanese poachers hid the nets this way: they gave an acoustic signal and the nets float up (in the sense, buoys).
  4. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 26 August 2020 10: 21
    One single question - Why? You cut the cable and not only the USA suffers. This action is tantamount to the use of nuclear weapons. The first thing that happens is that the exchange and interbank data exchange is terminated until communication is restored. A blow to the entire financial world, including the Russian one. This is for a moment. Delirium with a hangover from the author. Even in the midst of VM, no one encroached on the transatlantic cable. Everyone listened, but nothing more.