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Navy detects Russian sub off U.S. East Coast

BIV

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Navy detects Russian sub off U.S. East Coast

By Mike Mount
The U.S. Navy detected and tracked a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine less than 300 miles from the southern U.S. East Coast last month, according to U.S. defense officials.

While the submarine did not enter U.S. territorial waters or follow any U.S. Navy ships, its arrival came while a Navy carrier strike group was training off Florida, according to defense officials who could not speak publicly because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The move by the Russians to put the ship close to the U.S. demonstrates its desire to ramp up deep-water patrolling by its submarine fleet - something the Russian government has said it would do, officials said.

The newer Sierra-2 submarine is thought to be part of the Russian Northern Fleet, and this is the first time this class of sub has been detected this close to the U.S., the officials said.

The sub was discovered about 275 miles off the southern East Coast in international waters about two weeks ago and has been followed by the Navy since, defense officials said. Officials said the sub did not come close to the major U.S. Navy submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia, home to attack and ballistic missile submarines.

"Things worked the way they were supposed to," according to one of the officials when referencing how the Navy discovered the submarine.

While the officials would not disclose how the submarine was detected, the Navy has sensors in the air and water to detect and track such vessels.

The submarine has since turned back, and on Tuesday, it was about 600 miles off the U.S. coast heading eastward toward Europe, according to Navy officials.

It is not clear what the submarine was doing this close to the U.S., but officials say they assume it was conducting anti-submarine exercises, a return to a Cold War activity.

"They are doing what the U.S. does, patrolling and conducting exercises," one of the officials told Security Clearance.

The detection of the sub was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon.

The Sierra-2 is similar to the U.S. Los Angeles-class attack submarine and does not carry ballistic missiles - only torpedoes and other anti-submarine weapons.

The last time a Russian sub was detected close to the United States was in 2009, according to defense officials.
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/navy-detects-russian-sub-off-u-s-east-coast/

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This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it
 

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I hope to God this works. Alright chief, put its on the roof.

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I wonder if this happens a lot more than we're told about. I wonder how close they've really gotten.
 

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Story a tour guide told me when I was visiting the Shetland Islands this summer...

Back during WWII, there was a farmer from near Yell who everybody in the village thought was half a nutcase. He came into the pub one night all upset because, "The Nazis are stealing my sheep!" and they locals all laughed it off because the farmer was... well... half a nutcase. It kept going on for a few months... the farmer would stop into the pub every week or so raising the same alarm, "The Nazis are stealing my sheep!" The townsfolk finally got so sick of hearing it, that they sent a few of the town officials out to the farmer's farm to count his sheep, and figure out what was going on... as the town officials were making their way out to the farm they ran across a raiding party of submarine sailors off a Nazi U-boat that was lurking just off the beach... the U-boat was running low on food, and the sailors had been coming ashore... to steal sheep.

True or bullshit... it's still funny.
 

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Story a tour guide told me when I was visiting the Shetland Islands this summer...

Back during WWII, there was a farmer from near Yell who everybody in the village thought was half a nutcase. He came into the pub one night all upset because, "The Nazis are stealing my sheep!" and they locals all laughed it off because the farmer was... well... half a nutcase. It kept going on for a few months... the farmer would stop into the pub every week or so raising the same alarm, "The Nazis are stealing my sheep!" The townsfolk finally got so sick of hearing it, that they sent a few of the town officials out to the farmer's farm to count his sheep, and figure out what was going on... as the town officials were making their way out to the farm they ran across a raiding party of submarine sailors off a Nazi U-boat that was lurking just off the beach... the U-boat was running low on food, and the sailors had been coming ashore... to steal sheep.

True or bullshit... it's still funny.
There is a sunken Nazi Uboat off the coast of Monmouth Count New Jersey.
 
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