From Russia With Sub? US in Fear of Russia’s Activity in the Atlantic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

The US is ready to spend as much as $56.5 million on a so-called “sophisticated surveillance device” to be planted in the Atlantic Ocean, similar to the one it already uses in the Pacific; experts say the reason is that “the US military views Russian submarine activity in the Atlantic as both an immediate risk and an emerging long-term threat.”

The US Navy is seeking $56.5 million to upgrade its ability to detect submarines in fear of Russia’s activity in the Atlantic, according to a Bloomberg report.

The money is to be spent on a “sophisticated surveillance device,” towed by a ship, similar to the one already in use in the Pacific.

“As soon as mid-2016, the service also wants to send to the Atlantic a prototype networked undersea sensor system that addresses emergent real-world threats,” the agency quotes a Defense Department budget document as reading.

Both systems are intended to meet “an urgent requirement” sought by US combatant commanders responsible for Europe and homeland defense.

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