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The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it

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Western officials are increasingly concerned about Russian sub activity.
Part of that concern is about Russian subs interfering with undersea cables that support telecommunications.
US sanctions announced Monday target Russian firms linked to undersea spying efforts.
Russia has been investing heavily in its submarine fleet over the past decade and a half, restocking its fleet with more sophisticated and more capable boats that are more active than at any time since the Cold War.
That activity has worried Western officials, who have particular concern for what those subs might be doing around the undersea cables that link the US, Europe, and countries around the world, carrying 95% of communications and over $10 trillion in daily transactions. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Everything you've ever wanted to know about life on a US Navy submarine See Also: Air Force A-10 Warthogs are back in the Baltics, practicing for rough landings close to the Russian border The...

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