According to the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and Associated Press, the Russian nuclear submarine Tula is seen here as it gets ready to carry out a simulated launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

According to a recent Norwegian intelligence report, Russia will likely expand its presence in the Barents Sea and Atlantic Ocean in 2021, with more extended submarine deployments [1].

On Feb. 13, the Norwegian Intelligence Service put out its yearly document in which it noted that Russia is utilizing its Northern Fleet more and more to give a regional deterrent.

The report declared that the Northern Fleet’s naval forces are set to persist in performing regular flotilla drills while increasing the length of submarine patrols in the Barents Sea and executing submarine operations in the Atlantic. Moreover, acquiring new hushed multi-purpose submarines augments the fleet’s capacity in the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic.