The capabilities of the submarine fleet of Russia has increased, for example, through new and subtle modern submarines, and NATO ought to respond, said Tuesday the commander of the joint command of NATO in Naples and naval forces of the United States in the European Union and Africa, Admiral mark Ferguson.
"We are seeing the development of 2 new classes of submarines. They are very subtle and modern, it is better to deploy on the ground. We are seeing an increase in the rate of operations of their submarine force, which are distributed in the North Atlantic ", – said Ferguson, speaking at the Atlantic Council in the U.S. capital, RIA " Novosti ".
Ferguson focused on the advancement of diesel submarines with modern guided missiles that are deployed in the Black sea." These Capabilities combined with the professionalism, the tempo of operations indicates a significant change compared with what We saw in the last 15-20 years ", - has drawn the attention of the American Admiral." Accordingly, We look at the level of its forces and ask the question – whether this… the story is about sea patrol, the ability of the submarine forces of the Commonwealth to conduct operations in areas in which We are obliged to invest more ", - has graduated from Ferguson. Recall, September 14 in the Northern fleet had begun the first large-scale command and staff exercises conducted by the United strategic command of the Northern fleet, with maximum involvement of troops and forces stationed in the Kola high North. In early autumn, the commander of the sixth fleet of the U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo stated that the naval forces of the United States is trying to maintain an almost continuous presence in the Black sea. 31 August in Ukraine started the multinational military exercise Sea Breeze 2015 with the participation of NATO countries. It was stated that this year the Sea Breeze exercises will be the most extensive in recorded history, involving up to 2, 5 thousand Soldiers from different countries.