The United States assessed the simultaneous emergence of three Russian submarines from under the ice of the Arctic


On March 26, 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense released information on the large-scale military exercises Umka-2021 of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy in the Arctic. The unprecedented maneuvers became Moscow's bold statement about its presence and opportunities in the region, writes the American Internet publication The Drive, assessing what happened.


Three Russian nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines simultaneously surfaced from under the ice near the North Pole. Geopolitical competition in this strategic area of ​​the planet is increasing. This became very noticeable against the background of the "blockage" of the Suez Canal by the large container ship Ever Given. The length of the Northern Sea Route from Japan to Murmansk is about 5800 miles, and the traditional route to Europe through the Suez Canal exceeds 12800 miles. At the same time, the presence of a large fleet of Rosatom icebreakers makes travel along the NSR safe.

The Kremlin has not yet officially confirmed which submarines took part in the exercises, which began on March 20, and which of them carried out torpedo firing under the ice. However, watching the video of the RF Ministry of Defense makes it possible to reasonably assume that the two pennants belong to the nuclear submarine of project 667BDRM Dolphin, armed with up to 16 units of liquid ballistic missiles R-29RMU2 Sineva and R-29RMU2.1 Liner with multiple nuclear warheads. It should be noted that the 31st submarine division of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy now has five nuclear submarines of this type: K-51 Verkhoturye, K-84 Yekaterinburg, K-114 Tula, K-18 Karelia and K-407 "Novomoskovsk".



The third submarine that surfaced could be either the Project 955 Borey K-535 Yuri Dolgoruky submarine, or the K-549 Prince Vladimir Project 955A Borey-A submarine. These submarines are armed with up to 16 units of R-30 "Bulava-30" solid-propellant SLBMs with multiple nuclear warheads.


In addition, a pair of MiG-31 high-altitude interceptors with the support of an Il-78 tanker aircraft flew over the North Pole. At this time, on land, at a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius, exercises of other types of troops were held.

As part of the Arctic expedition, three nuclear submarines for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy surfaced from under the ice in a limited space with a radius of 300 meters. For the first time in the circumpolar regions, a complex of combat training, scientific research and practical versatile activities is being carried out according to a single scheme and plan

- the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian Geographical Society also participates in Umka-2021, which takes place mainly on the island of Alexandra Land, the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, and around it.

It is known that the Russian strategic nuclear submarines of the Northern Fleet carry out their patrols under the ice of the Arctic, where they are very difficult to track. They regularly practice a single ascent, getting out from under the ice, demonstrating combat readiness. This time, there was a group emergence, with which Moscow demonstrated its strength.

We are competing ... and to be competitive with Russia and China, especially in the Arctic, we must be on the battlefield. Therefore, it is imperative that we do this and continue to create opportunities that will allow us to be in the Arctic.

- said in the US Congress the head of NORTHCOM and NORAD, Air Force General Glen Van Herk.

Given the growing interest in the Arctic, it can be assumed that Russia will continue to strengthen its position in the region.
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 27 March 2021 16: 24
    +6
    The picture is interesting. On Borea, the snow on the front of the wheelhouse stuck so interestingly, the skull resembles. Surely they will say it on purpose laughing
  2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 27 March 2021 16: 56
    -14%
    Interestingly, what is the practical sense in the simultaneous ascent of 3 submarines?
    1. Rosko-63 Offline Rosko-63
      Rosko-63 (Dmitriy) 27 March 2021 17: 30
      +5
      Enviable? ... A submarine in the sands of Arabia ... laughing
    2. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 27 March 2021 17: 33
      +5
      Well, what's the practical point? Pure naval training. Working out a group ascent. During the main use, no one will pop up like this. They will disperse to the districts and use what they were equipped with.
    3. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 27 March 2021 17: 42
      +5
      Interestingly, what is the practical sense in the simultaneous ascent of 3 submarines?

      First, it's beautiful yes Secondly, an excellent demonstration of the capabilities, and there were also MiGs flying. Now from the other side they can demonstrate how effective the new European missile defense system is in this direction winked
      Well, the rest of you, their excellencies, have deigned to write below.
      1. Natalia Rudenko Offline Natalia Rudenko
        Natalia Rudenko (Natalia Rudenko) 29 March 2021 15: 55
        -2
        it would be even more practical to cancel the pension reform or raise the pension, but it's just nonsense that no one needs
        1. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 29 March 2021 17: 11
          +3
          it would be even more practical to cancel the pension reform or raise the pension, but it's just nonsense that no one needs

          I have no objection to the cancellation of the reform. I disagree about nonsense. They have clearly shown that all the billions spent on missiles in any kind of Romania were simply thrown into the wind. If all this was not built around us, probably the pensions would have been higher.
        2. gore Offline gore
          gore (Alexander) 30 March 2021 12: 18
          0
          There will be no such "nonsense", then all other "nonsense" will no longer be needed ...
      2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 29 March 2021 19: 44
        -2
        So I didn’t understand anything. For show, it’s coming out?
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 29 March 2021 20: 55
          +2
          So I didn’t understand anything. For show, it’s coming out?

          You do not understand anything.
          An extra plus sign for surfacing.
          Your feedback is very important to us.

          Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. smile
        2. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 29 March 2021 21: 55
          +2
          So I didn’t understand anything. For show, it’s coming out?

          And they showed themselves, a thick hint of ice was unloaded and trained. What does window dressing have to do with it?
        3. Thomas the Unbeliever_2 (Doubting Thomas) April 1 2021 13: 56
          0
          If there is nothing ... then it is not surprising.)))
    4. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 27 March 2021 22: 26
      +6
      Simultaneous launch of ICBMs from all three nuclear submarines. So much for the practical sense.
      1. Natalia Rudenko Offline Natalia Rudenko
        Natalia Rudenko (Natalia Rudenko) 29 March 2021 15: 57
        -3
        and even better, cut into needles is 8 rubles per kg is 160 lam
      2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 29 March 2021 19: 44
        -2
        And for this it is necessary to bring them together? From different places at the same time is impossible?
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 29 March 2021 21: 08
          +1
          This is not the point. In the Arctic, submarines are difficult to track down. Anti-submarine aviation is powerless here. Therefore, a strike from this region is considered the most dangerous for the United States. Sudden ascent, launches, and diving.
    5. maiman61 Offline maiman61
      maiman61 (Yuri) 28 March 2021 07: 23
      +4
      A nuclear warhead will fly into your window, then you will understand!
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    6. Vadim Bortsov Offline Vadim Bortsov
      Vadim Bortsov (Vadim Bortsov) 28 March 2021 18: 12
      -3
      So that the Americans spotted them from the satellite and quickly guided missiles ...
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 29 March 2021 21: 17
        +1
        Don't watch Hollywood movies.
        Until they spotted, until they hover, there will only be walruses splashing in the rapidly decreasing polynyas.
      2. Thomas the Unbeliever_2 (Doubting Thomas) April 1 2021 14: 09
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        "Begemot-2" is a Soviet military exercise in the Barents Sea, the purpose of which was the sequential salvo launch of 16 ICBMs (total ammunition) with minimum intervals between missiles (no more than 20 seconds) from a submarine submerged.
        And now count on your fingers, even on sticks, it's only 5 minutes, who will be able to react during this time? ... from the satellite spotted and quickly guided missiles ... and then what? Sit and wait for 16 gifts.
    7. Tota Offline Tota
      Tota 31 March 2021 16: 51
      0
      After such an ascent, a simultaneous salvo of missiles will not leave a trace of the state towards which they will fly.
  3. Svetlana Mironova (Svetlana Mironova) 27 March 2021 22: 31
    +2
    The following boats surfaced: the ice breaks the submarine pr. 945 A "Kondor" (multipurpose, torpedo), then the SSGN pr. 667 BDRM "Dolphin", then the PLASN pr. 09786 (7) "Orenburg" or ("Moscow region") the last research from Former strategists of 667 BDR pr. KALMAR pr.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 28 March 2021 18: 29
      +1
      Do not carry a blizzard.
  4. Vlad Vlad (Shimas) 28 March 2021 16: 22
    +4
    I wonder how the Americans translated the name umka?
    1. sludge Offline sludge
      sludge (Rianna Kem) 29 March 2021 20: 20
      0
      Apparently MEDVED
  5. It seems that our submarines are not able to do that, let alone the American ones !!!
  6. sludge Offline sludge
    sludge (Rianna Kem) 29 March 2021 20: 26
    0
    We are competing ... and to be competitive with Russia and China, especially in the Arctic, we must be on the battlefield. Therefore, it is imperative that we do this and continue to create opportunities that will allow us to be in the Arctic.
    Continue to create opportunities that will enable us ...
    Are there native English speakers on the site? Explain, please, is the general so stubborn or the language?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 29 March 2021 21: 22
      +1
      Are there native English speakers on the site? Explain, please, is the general so stubborn or the language?

      Both.

      We have dramatically increased our presence in the Arctic.

      The USA General was left with something to screech loudly, covering up a frank puncture.