The war beneath the waves

Could add a new layer of underwater surveillance.

Underwater drones being used to detect enemy submarines, piracy and illegal fishing


Amid concerns mounting over Russia’s military actions in Syria and rising global fears about the possibility of another Cold War, US military officials in the Pentagon are dedicating their efforts to make sure Russian submarines do not try to cut the essential undersea internet cables that countries, governments and citizens.

US intelligence officials report that they have seen significantly increased numbers of Russian vessels in the North Sea, north-east Asia and also in waters close to the American shores, particularly along the known routes of the undersea internet cables, according to the New York Times.

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