WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Foggo said Wednesday that operating in near-to-shore areas is a challenge for the United States.
"In the littorals, the signature of a submarine can be masked by shipping noise, making it more stealthy, and so we have to keep an asymmetric advantage over other nations with our acoustic systems and we must continue to improve those."
"The proliferation of diesel-electric subs makes it a real challenge to operate submarines in the littorals," Foggo said. "And since we don't share information with nations that we don't see eye-to eye-with – like Russia, China and North Korea— it gets harder and harder."
Foggo is a former commander of the US Navy's 6th Fleet and a longtime submariner.