US Navy Feels Contested By Russian Submarines in Atlantic – Vice Admiral Lewis

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The US Navy no longer feels uncontested in the Atlantic, where Russia deploys submarines in ever-increasing numbers to shadow American manoeuvres, US Second Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis said at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday.

“The Atlantic is a battle-space that cannot be ignored. Our new reality is that when our sailors toss lines over and set sail, they can expect to be operating in a contested space once they leave Norfolk”, Lewis said. “We are seeing an ever-increasing number of Russian submarines deployed in the Atlantic, and these submarines are more capable than ever, deploying for longer periods of time and with more lethal weapon systems”.

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