A video of a Russian Navy nuclear submarine breaking through the thick ice of the Arctic Ocean and surfacing is now available
As part of the research expedition 'Umka-2021' that the Russian Navy has been conducting in the Arctic Ocean since March 20, 2021, three nuclear submarines capable of surfacing through 1.5 meters of ice. The video has been released.
Three nuclear ballistic missile subs surfaced simultaneously through the ice in complex Russian Arctic exercise | The Independent Barents Observer
Russian Submarine Surfaced Beside Huge Hole Blown Open In The Ice Seen In Satellite Imagery
HI Sutton --Covert Shores
Комплексная арктическая экспедиция ВМФ России и РГО «Умка-21» --YouTube
Thick ice cracks ...
The black hull of the submarine appears from under the ice.
Three shadows lined up on the ice field.
From the swelling of the ice, we can see that only part of the submarine is on the ice.
When you zoom in, you can see that the cross section of the ice block on the submarine is quite thick.
In a report to President Putin, the Russian Navy's commander-in-chief, Admiral Nikolai Yehmenov, said, 'Three submarines broke through 1.5 meters of ice and simultaneously surfaced within a radius of 300 meters. This is the first time in the history of the Navy. '
to expel seawater from the ballast tank inside the submarine, and its buoyancy destroys the ice. Live Science pointed out that it is not half-hearted for three submarines to break through the ice and surface at the same time because the submarines cannot communicate with each other.
According to the science news site Live Science, submarines need to be very careful to break through the ice. Specifically, it first slowly ascends until the top of the submarine touches the bottom of the ice. Then, compressed air is used
Space exploration company Maxar Technologies has also released satellite photos of a hole that appears to have been created by a submarine destroying ice with a torpedo.
#Satellite imagery from March 27, 2021, reveals a Russian #naval exercise, known as Umka-2021, in progress. Seen here is a Delta IV #submarine partially broken through the ice south of Alexandra Island. Pic.twitter.com/zk9yPue9gJ— Maxar Technologies (@Maxar) March 29, 2021
HI Sutton, a news blog dealing with maritime information, pointed out that two of the three were Delta IV nuclear ballistic missile submarines and the other was the Borei-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine K-549 Knyazi Vladimir .
In addition to the surfacing of the submarine, Umka-2021 has a total of 43 military events, and the Russian Navy movie shows soldiers using equipment like skis ...
It also contained a pattern of MiG-31 fighters refueling in the air.