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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Submarine patrols up 50 percent over last year

Delta IV class SSBNMany more nuclear powered submarines sail the Barents Sea and Arctic Oceans today than only a year ago. And more will come, as both new subs enter service and the Soviet built fleet will be modernized.

There are at any time at least one strategic missile submarine at sea from Russia’s Northern fleet and two more on alert.

“For the period from January 2014 to March 2015 the intensity of patrols by submarines has risen by almost 50 percent as compared to 2013,” says Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.

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