US Masses Its Destroyers to Confront Russian Submarines in Atlantic Ocean
The Pentagon is placing a group of "most capable" naval destroyers to follow the underwater Russian activities in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pentagon decided to mobilize a group of naval vessels on the eastern shores of the United States of America to keep an eye on Russian submarines in the Atlantic Ocean.
US Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal, USNI News, reported that the group includes "the two most capable ready-to-go destroyers," Thomas Hudner and Donald Cook. The destroyer, USS The Sullivans, will join the task group in January. USS Cole and USS Gravely will become part of the Task Group Greyhound next year "when Donald Cook begins its maintenance period."
"The ships will be ready to accomplish the full range of missions – including tracking Russian undersea activity" in the Atlantic, according to the commander of the US Naval Forces in the Atlantic, Rear Adm. Brendan McClain.
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The US Navy decided to focus its attention on the Atlantic Ocean "amid concerns over Russian submarines operating in the (Atlantic) waters." According to Admiral McLane. "Competitors have deployed and continue to advance a range of capabilities to hold the homeland at risk," McLane continued.
The United States had revived its second war fleet in 2018, to follow up on what it sees as an escalation in Russian submarines activity in the Atlantic ocean.