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Russia’s prized new nuclear submarines pose a formidable threat to U.S. and NATO sub fleets, but ultimately they can’t compete with the U.S.’s underwater capabilities, experts have told Newsweek.

Russia has been looking to modernize its submarine fleet for years. Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s plans to expand Russia’s nuclear submarine fleet have sounded alarm bells among NATO members, and thoughts have turned to how the underwater vessels of Russia and the U.S. match up.

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Michael Petersen, the director of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, previously told Newsweek there had been “indications that nuclear-powered submarines have been deploying off the coast of the United States and into the Mediterranean and elsewhere along Europe periphery.”

“From an undersea warfare perspective, Russia is the critical challenge that the United States faces,” Petersen said.

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