Stavros Atlamazoglu, a columnist for the 19FortyFive analytical publication, said that in the event of a conflict between the United States
According to the observer, the United States mistakenly believesthe Russian navy is obsolete, which poses an additional threat to American forces. Most of the ships are 25 years old, so Russia's actions to modernize equipment are understandable. But besides the fact that after modernization the ships will serve at least another 40 years, they can compensate for their age and some shortcomings with modern weapons.
For example, on Russian ships canthe mobile missile complex "Caliber-K" is installed, made in the form of a conventional cargo container. Such a complex can even be carried by cargo ships, which will make it possible to oppose a large number of small vessels with subsonic and hypersonic missiles to modern American ships.
Atlamazoglu also noted that according to the informationThe Intelligence Directorate of the US Department of Defense, the Russian fleet has not only multiplied the number of pieces of equipment, but also the strike capabilities of the ships are expanding. Now, according to the publication, the Russian Navy includes destroyers, frigates and cruisers. They are complemented by 70 submarines and many corvettes, minesweepers and patrol boats.
“Despite its shortcomings and problems, the Russian Navy is still a significant force and may turn out to be a serious threat to the United States in the event of a conflict,” the expert emphasized.