Wednesday Russian Submarine Tidbits 23MAR16
BackgroundRecently noted curiousities of a submarine variety (formerly titled Tuesday Tidbits). New to the public's attention ...
# 119 MAR 2016 Russian Submariners' Day Press Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia. Selected Quotes:
- "Russia dropped preparing of professional submariners. But a submariner must be raised from the cradle, and big salary is beside the point". - Admiral, Doctor of Engineering, professor, Government Prize awardee A.A. Komaritsyn
- "To my mind, submarines are like spaceships moving under water. Any country operating submarine fleet is held in respect, so when our submarine fleet decays, we're written off. ... The main thing is people. They need a kind of a delicate approach. Submariner is a piece specimen! If we fail to educate genuine submariners, Russia's underwater power may fall into oblivion". - A. Pokrovsky, former submariner and novelist.
#222 MAR 2016 Russia confirms higher level of submarine activity by Karl Soper, Washington DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
"The Russian submarine force has significantly increased its operational tempo, according to local media reports marking Submariners' Day on 19 March. Russian Northern Fleet nuclear-powered submarines were underway for 1,500 days last year, 50% more than in 2014, navy spokesmen reported.
Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, informed the media that Russia's submarines have almost doubled the time they spend conducting combat patrols and combat duty since the start of 2015."
#34 MAR 2016 Defense One Russian Subs Are Reheating a Cold War Chokepoint
As the GIUK gap returns to importance, NATO must look to regenerate its anti-submarine forces.
Submarines are always silent and strange.
Labels: A. Pokrovsky, Admiral Komaritsyn, Bedford Incident, GIUK Gap, Hunt for Red October, operational tempo, piece specimen, Red Storm Rising, Russia, St. Peterburg, Submariners' Day, Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov