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Royal Navy scramble to find Russian ballistic killer subs

by LLB Reporter
19th Apr 20 1:25 pm

The Royal Navy have scrambled submarines and war ships to track down Moscow’s killer secret super ballistic missile submarine.

The secret 430ft Kazan submarine is capable of carrying 40 Kalibr cruise missiles and being escorted by up to five Akula-class submarines.

The Kazan entered service in 2018 and underwent extensive trials this year, which is Russia’s most advanced ballistic submarine.

The Royal Navy have deployed their Astute-class submarines with Trafalgar hunter killer boats in a Cold War style “cat and Mouse” chase in the North Atlantic.

MI6 recently warned that the Kremlin wants to know how the Royal Navy have been struck by coronavirus and are testing our responses.

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned last week over Russia, “We need to fight Covid-19 but also address the other threats and challenges we are facing.”

Senior intelligence Naval chief said the UK are shadowing Putin’s subs, and are “In effect, both Russia and NATO are putting each other to the test.”

“Moscow wants to monitor Western military capability during the coronavirus crisis while testing their new boat’s ability to remain undetected.”

Russia was warned by NATO at the start of April, that we are ready for an attack, and the military alliance remains strong despite the coronavirus crisis.

Two weeks ago, two nuclear powered Astutes, Trafalgar hunter submarines drifted out the the secret Faslane naval base in Scotland, and are working with a US class attack submarine.

The Intelligence chief confirmed that Russian “spy ship activity” has been ramped up in recent months since the pandemic.

“The increased number of spy ships is a classic tactic indicating Russian subs are in the area.The usual configuration is to deploy two decoys with the Kazan to make sure she is not found but we understand as many as five have deployed on what appears to be a major surveillance operation.

“From Nato’s point of view, the objective is to locate the Kazan and visibly monitor it – to show there is no chink in our maritime armour,” the Naval source said.

NATO chiefs said they will stand up to any threat from Russia after Putin’s military have showed their strength by hunting down a theoretical “enemy submarine” in the Mediterranean Sea.

The UK has seen a spike in “unusually high levels” of activity in the English Channel by Russian warships, and last month Russian bombers flew along UK airspace in Scotland.

Russia currently has warships and submarines in the Mediterranean and around the UK, with Russian bombers frequently flying close to UK airspace.

NATO exercises have been scaled back in Europe as the UK are using the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to fight against coronavirus.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that “operational readiness” has not been compromised over the global coronavirus pandemic, in protecting almost 1bn people.

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