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Russian subs stalk Trident in echo of Cold War

Posted By admin On August 28, 2010 @ 4:00 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Thomas Harding
London Telegraph [1]
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Russian submarines are hunting down British Vanguard boats in a return to Cold War tactics not seen for 25 years, Navy chiefs have warned.

A specially upgraded Russian Akula class submarine has been caught trying to record the acoustic signature made by the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident nuclear missiles, according to senior Navy officers.

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British submariners have also reported that they are experiencing the highest number of “contacts” with Russian submarines since 1987.

If the Russians are able to obtain a recording of the unique noise of the boat’s propellers it would have serious implications for Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Using its sophisticated sonar, the Akula would be able to track Vanguards and potentially sink them before they could launch their Trident D4 missiles.

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