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Arctic, Barents submarine patrols up 50 percent over last year

Many more nuclear powered submarines sail the Barents Sea and Arctic Oceans today than a year ago. And more will come, as both new subs enter service and the Soviet-built fleet is modernized.

There is, at any time, at least one strategic missile submarine at sea from Russia’s Northern Fleet, plus two more on alert.

“For the period from January 2014 to March 2015 the intensity of patrols by submarines has risen by almost 50 percent as compared to 2013,” says Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.

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  1. defense
  2. Navy
  3. Russia
  4. submarines

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