Business / Europe / U.S. Navy / Submarines / submarine cable / Russia / Russian Navy / Russian submarine / Undersea cables / FSB / Sanctions

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

Wikimedia Commons
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...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from Business Insider



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Stock Up On Your Favorite Snacks During Amazon's One-Day Happy Belly Sale

Stock Up On Your Favorite Snacks During Amazon's One-Day Happy Belly Sale

Amazon's Happy Belly brand makes some surprisingly good snacks, and a bunch of them are deeply discounted in today's Amazon Gold Box. Save on nuts, sunflower seeds, and trail... Read more ...

Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman 'global pressure' will...

Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman 'global pressure' will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance if the Saudis don't step up

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly delivered a stern warning to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, urging him to... Read more ...

The 10 Best Deals of October 17, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of October 17, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Read more ...

Trimet Parkrose/Sumner Transit Station - The good, bad and ugly

Trimet Parkrose/Sumner Transit Station - The good, bad and ugly

During my recent trip to the Portland International Airport for a trip to Los Angles, I took pictures of the three Red Line stations that only serve the Red Line to the... Read more ...

Neighborhood Legend: Give Away 30 Full Sized Candy Bars This Halloween For $14

Neighborhood Legend: Give Away 30 Full Sized Candy Bars This Halloween For $14

This deal isn't some bag of fun size chocolate. These are full sized candy bars. The good stuff. The Halloween giveaway that was foretold. The candy that trick-or-treaters in... Read more ...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared an umbrella in the rain, and the...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared an umbrella in the rain, and the photos will melt your heart

Ian Vogler/Pool via AP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in some PDA on the second day of their ongoing royal tour. On Wednesday, the duke and duchess attended a community... Read more ...

13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

Updated: 10/16/2018 | October 16th, 2018 The end of the year is just that time for favorites lists - and I've written about the best travel books many times over! I love... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince. After... Read more ...

The Long-Range Nissan Leaf E-Plus Will Start at $36,000: Report

The Long-Range Nissan Leaf E-Plus Will Start at $36,000: Report

When the new Nissan Leaf was introduced with only a 40 kWh battery pack touting a range of 151 miles and a price just under $30,000, people questioned how it would compete with... Read more ...

I've Got Serious Money to Spend on a Track Car but I Don't Want the Typical...

I've Got Serious Money to Spend on a Track Car but I Don't Want the Typical Choices! What Should I Buy?

Pete spends most of the year on a boat, but when he is home he likes to drive fast and throw down some lap times. He is ready to swap his Corvette for something that can handle... Read more ...