Contents tagged with Losharik

  • Investigation of fire in Russian top-secret submersible leads back to Ukraine

    One of the reasons for the incident on Russia’s deepwater military station AS-31 “Losharik” may have been unsuccessful import substitution: since sanctions prevented the use of Ukrainian batteries, Russian-produced components were installed on the submersible, Kommersant reports, citing sources close to the investigation.

    All 10 officers who remained in the vessel to put out the fire were poisoned by combustion byproducts, despite using protective gear. In 40 minutes they had exhausted all …