The head of the Navy of the United States Richard Spencer said that Washington wants to send Summer to the Arctic military vessels to check their work in the high latitudes, reports USNI News.
in October 2018, "Harry S. Truman" became the 1st in 27 years an American aircraft carrier to cross the Arctic circle. His campaign was part of NATO exercise in Norway with the name Trident Juncture. The Alliance openly declared that the main goal is to test the fighting ability of the troops in the cold climate and training transfer of large offices.
As the magazine stresses, during the exercise "Harry Truman" never experienced any difficulties, but the escorts proved to be not the best way.
According to Spencer, the last class of American ships, equipped with steam systems to remove ice, were the cruisers " Ticonderoga ". More modern do not have this option.
Spencer tried to convince to strengthen the requirements of the joint command of NATO operations in the Arctic.
The head of the us Navy also quipped about Russian activity in the region. The Russian leadership has emphasized many times that the activities of Russian courts is done for research purposes and for rescue operations." I think we should also look for research and rescue operations, " said Spencer.
After he explained, because it was a sarcastic comment and a real US goal is to ensure freedom of navigation.
In summer, the Head of the Ministry of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu warned of the threat conlficts in the Arctic. German media also wrote that the U.S. "ensure the freedom of Maritime navigation" will be conducted in areas which are claimed by Russia, and have the ability to lead to a repeat of " Kerch conflict."