【5月23日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Three Russian ballistic missile submarines surfaced next to each other from beneath the ice near the North Pole as part of a recent major Arctic Exercise Umka-2021. The head of the country's Navy said that event was a first for his service. It also underscores the growing geopolitical competition in this highly strategic region.

On March 26, 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense released details, as well as imagery, about the submarine activity that has been a part of the Umka-2021 drills. So far, the Kremlin has not officially confirmed what submarines are taking part in the exercise, which began on March 20, and has also seen an unspecified nuclear submarine fire a torpedo underneath the Arctic ice.

中譯:

3艘俄國潛艦從北極附近冰層下,以緊鄰彼此的方式浮出海面,此係近期北極重大演訓「白熊21號」之一部。俄國海軍總司令表示,此一操演課目為俄國海軍首創之舉。此舉亦凸顯,在此具有高度戰略意義的區域,地緣政治競爭正日益增長。

2021年3月26日,俄國國防部發布了有關「白熊21號」演習中潛艦活動的詳細訊息及影像。到目前為止,克里姆林宮尚未正式證實3月20日開始進行的演習,參演的為何種潛艦,而其中1艘不明潛艦還從北極冰層下方發射魚雷。

─關鍵軍語─

※strategic region:

Any region in the theater or warlike operations which affords to its possessor an advantage over his opponent.

※torpedo:

A self-propelled underwater missile designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target.

例句:

Subs are usually armed with torpedoes or nuclear weapons.

潛艦通常會以魚雷或核子武器作為武裝。