The Navy and its allies have ships that ‘do quite well’ against Russia’s newest subs, top US admiral in Europe says

The Navy and its allies have ships that ‘do quite well’ against Russia’s newest subs, top US admiral in Europe says

The US and its NATO allies are increasingly worried about Russia’s improved submarine fleet, which can sail quieter and longer, and, with new submarine-launched missiles, strike farther.

That challenge is emerging as the US Navy is still determining what its fleet will look like in the future, but in the Atlantic, it isn’t alone in the undersea fight, according to Adm. Robert Burke, commander of US Naval Forces Europe.

“What I’ll say that we have different in this theater, as opposed to my colleagues in the Indo-Pacific theater, is some extremely high-end capable allies and partners with navies that … operate just like the US Navy and operate with us every day,” Burke said this month at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The UK and France are “two extremely reliable, extremely capable partners,” Burke said, adding that Canada and Norway “contribute significantly to the theater undersea warfare fight” and that Denmark is “expanding their capabilities.”