Posted BY: RM | NwoReport
An article published in issue 148 (July-August 2022) of the German military journal Deutschen Militärzeitschrift (DMZ), examined underwater warfare in the 21st century and its importance for geopolitical and security policy. Due to the current developments surrounding the acts of sabotage on the Baltic Sea pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2, this article has gained unexpected prominence.
Against the background of recent tensions with Russia, the Russian-German Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2 was put on hold a few weeks ago. The multi-billion-dollar pipeline, which was supposed to help supply Europe with Russian gas, will not go into operation for the foreseeable future.
This means that not only Western politicians but also one or two NATO officers have one less thing to worry about. Because the hard-fought Baltic Sea pipeline is not only causing headaches for transatlantic political strategists, but also for American military leaders: for a long time there has been a suspicion that the Russians, responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and control of the pipeline under the contract, had gained too much insight into NATO’s activities.
Western observers maintain that highly sensitive sonar systems were being delivered to the Baltic Fleet base in Kronstadt near Saint Petersburg, which was to be connected to the fiber optic cable running parallel to the pipeline. This would have given the Russian Navy a powerful early warning system against the western surface and underwater units.