Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

US Detected Russian Nuclear Submarine in Backyard

US Detected Russian Nuclear Submarine in Backyard 07.11.2012
Text: Lenta.ru
Photo: Condor-class submarine. military-today.com
American military detected a Russian nuclear submarine off the US coast, writes CNN referring to undisclosed sources in the Pentagon. The submarine was found near the US East Coast in October. It was not specified how exactly she was identified.

The Russian sub neither entered American territorial waters nor hunted American warships nor approached naval submarine base Kings Bay, Georgia. However, the sub was detected near Florida, next to the site where a US carrier strike group was holding an exercise.

According to sources of CNN, in such way Russia demonstrated its intentions to expand radius of submarine patrols. Experts suppose that the Russian sub was conducting an exercise off the US and then headed for European part of the Atlantic.

According to CNN, that was a Project 945A Condor (Sierra-II) submarine serving at Russia's Northern Fleet. Subs of this kind are designed to trace and destroy opponent's submarines and carrier strike groups.

It is the first submarine of this type detected so close to US coast. American press reported in Aug 2012 that the Project 971 Schuka-B (Akula) Russian submarine had been deployed undetected next to the US for several weeks; in June-July 2012, the sub cruised in the Gulf of Mexico. Officially, the Pentagon did not confirm that information.

Back to the list

Related Information: