In terms of their capabilities, in particular, quietness, the Russian nuclear submarines of project 885 “Ash” are almost not inferior to the American ones, the head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, General of the US Air Force Glen Vanherk, told The Drive.
The military leader, during a hearing on Capitol Hill, expressed concern about the growing fleet of Project 885 Ash submarines. “Within five years, they will have eight to nine such submarines, which will become a constant imminent threat near our eastern and western shores,” the general admitted.
Vanherk is confident that China is catching up with the United States and Russia in nuclear submarine technology. The general admits that in terms of their capabilities, Chinese submarines will approach the American and Russian ones in five to ten years.
The publication reminds that the low noise allows the submarine to remain unnoticed by a potential enemy.
In June, Business Insider wrote that the Project 885M Yasen-M submarine K-561 Kazan, which the Russian Navy received in May, represents the culmination of more than a decade of the country’s efforts to create a new and fully modern nuclear-powered submarine. with cruise missiles.
In April, TASS, referring to a source in the military-industrial complex, reported that Project 885M Yasen-M submarines are capable of firing Caliber and Onyx missiles in a salvo. According to the interlocutor, the first such launch took place in November 2020 from the K-561 Kazan.