Submarines: June 13, 2001

Archives

The Russian navy, as decrepit as it is, has thrown down the gantlet to foreign anti-submarine forces. After ten years of effort, the Russians have finally sent to sea their latest Akula II sub to sea for a initial testing. The Russians say the Akula II is undetectable unless you get to within 10-15 kilometers. In effect, the Russians are saying the Akula II is quieter than U.S. subs. This may be so, as the Akula II was built using secret technologies the Russias stole in several well publicized incidents over the last twenty years. The new sub was supposed to have been finished in 1996, but money has been short in the Russian navy. Submarines have been given priority of late, so several long abuilding subs are about to enter service. The Russian claims about how quiet the Akula II are already being put to test, as several nations are known to have surface ships and subs in the area the Akula II is operating. We should know just how quiet the Akula II is by the end of the Summer.

 


Article Archive

Submarines: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close