Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced news for Russia, stirring a strong reaction in the United States. This information was shared by Chinese journalists and reported by 360kuai.
Shoigu recently revealed that state trials of Russia's latest strategic submarine, "Emperor Alexander III," are nearing completion. The submarine is expected to join the Pacific Fleet soon.
Shoigu also noted that the share of modern ships in the nuclear triad has reached 100%. According to experts from China, Shoigu's somewhat unexpected statement caused a significant stir globally, especially in the U.S.
"News from Russia has caused a 'headache' in the U.S.," the authors of the Chinese publication stated.
The United States, proud of its naval forces and often critical of the fleets of competing powers like Russia and China, was taken aback by this development. The U.S. has previously mocked Russian ships as being old and incomparable to the American fleet. However, the U.S. reaction to Shoigu's words about "Alexander III" was notably unusual.
Observers from 360kuai noted that following the Russian defense minister's announcement, several major American publications published articles questioning the superiority of their own submarine fleet. U.S. military analysts concluded that U.S. Navy ships do not have an advantage over adversaries.
American submarines are reportedly very noisy, making them easy to track.. In contrast, the new Russian submarine "Alexander III" have made significant progress, becoming truly quiet.
"The U.S. has long underestimated Russian submarines, convinced of the superiority of its fleet. Over time, Russia has developed truly advanced submarines like the 'Borei' class, while the Americans have not created anything fundamentally new," Chinese analysts believe.
According to Shoigu's recent announcement, the number of such submarines in Russia is increasing. Judging by the reaction of the United States, they are far from amused by such news.