President Vladimir Putin is set to recommission the virtually undetectable Piranha vessels as part of a £230million military spending spree.
Piranhas, which can lay mines and fire torpedoes, were developed but axed during the Cold War.
A source said: “Putin is breathing life into many old programmes and thinks subs are an effective way of getting what he wants militarily.
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday Tokyo could mount a military response if foreign submarines enter its territorial waters while underwater, as Japan and China continue to squabble over islands.
“These are serious acts. If submarines enter our territorial waters while underwater, we would have to implement maritime security action,” Abe told the Diet. Continue reading