February 06, 2015

Russia Sends Nuclear Submarine Troops on Arctic Exercise

By Elbridge Colby

Nuclear units in the Russian navy have engaged in exercises in the international waters underneath the North Pole, a move which analysts believe is a thinly veiled response to yesterday’s news that NATO is to reinforce its eastern European border with Russia.

“In particular we focused on hazard and threat detection, but also on missile launching and navigation manoeuvres, ice reconnaissance, submerging and emerging from ice, using torpedoes to undermine ice and many other issues,” North Fleet captain Vadim Serga said.

Among the units which took part in the exercises were the crews of several Borei-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines, an upgrade of Russia’s old Delta 3, Delta 4 and Typhoon nuclear vessels.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

  • Elbridge Colby