Does this mean that the U.S. Navy has solved the problem with the Aegis defense system ? It was discovered in the Persian Gulf that the Aegis weapons platform is a blue water weapons system and had problems when in the littorals.
I'm sure there are some Russian Akula class attack submarines shadowing the USS Cook armed with it's 230 MPH Shkval torpedos.
That's correct, 230 MPH.
The Shkval is fired from the standard 533-mm torpedo tube at a depth of up to 328 ft (100 m). The torpedo exits the tube at 50 knots (93 kmh) and then ignites the rocket motor, propelling the weapon to speeds four to five times faster than other conventional torpedoes. The weapon reportedly has an 80 percent kill probability.
Within weeks, a shipyard in St. Petersburg is expected to float out the second of six diesel-electric submarines to be delivered to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet over the next two years. Meanwhile, NOVOROSSIYSK, the first of the class, is set to be commissioned in July. The class has advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and can strike land, surface and underwater targets.
It's been years since that fleet has had a new sub. When these boats are active, they are going to be difficult to detect; the U.S. Navy calls such diesel-electric boats "black holes in the ocean." If necessary, these NOVOROSSIYSK-class submarines (at left) can go for a month and a half without the need to refuel. Each has six bow 533-mm torpedo tubes; the torpedoes can be launched as deep as 790 feet.