USS ‘Seawolf’ operates in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and conducts a brief stop for personnel in the vicinity of Tromso, Norway, on Aug. 21, 2020. U.S. NAVY
In mid-October 2019, the Russian navy sortied every operational attack submarine in its Northern Fleet into the cold waters of the high North Atlantic.
Nearly a year later, the U.S. Navy deployed one of its own most capable, and secretive, attack subs through the same volume of ocean. USS Seawolf.
The separate but similar events clearly were no coincidence. Russia has spent decades preparing its subs to control key volumes of the North Atlantic.
The United States has spent decades preparing to thwart that plan. Seawolf is an important part of the American effort.
WNU Editor: Unfortunately for the US, they have only 3 ‘Seawolf’ type submarines in their fleet.