With Russia’s Land Invasion Bogged Down, Moscow May Turn to Submarine Warfare

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The skills and capabilities needed for Ukraine to conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW) along Western lines would be time-consuming and expensive to generate,” Sidharth Kaushal and Kevin Rowlands write in a March 7 essay for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). ... “The platforms involved are too expensive and small in number to be gifted,” RUSI said. “Assets such as the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft or specialist ASW frigates are unlikely to be transferred, and the Ukrainian armed forces would struggle to crew, operate and protect them in any case.”

Read the Commentary:  'Tackling the Underwater Threat: How Ukraine Can Combat Russian Submarines', by Dr Sidharth Kaushal and Dr Kevin Rowlands, 7 March 2023