The second in the last three months of the Russian nuclear submarine was spotted on Tuesday at the south-east coast of the United States, said Wednesday the broadcaster CNN, citing sources in the Pentagon.
According to the U.S. military, this time from American shores for the first time, a new Russian submarine Sierra-2 (NATO) from the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation.
She was discovered on Tuesday in international waters about 400 miles from the U.S. coast. However, she went to the area near Florida, where U.S. aircraft carrier group exercises conducted, the sources said the American military establishment.
According to them, now the Russian submarine turned back toward Europe and is located about 950 miles from the American coast.
At the same time, Pentagon officials say they do not know the specific objective of the visit of the Russian submarine, noting that "they (the Russian Navy) doing the same thing and make the U.S. patrol, conduct exercises."
Talking about how the submarine was detected, the source said only that "everything was as it should be", reports
Sierra-2 — a Russian multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 945 "Condor" (in fact, the "Condor" — is 945A). It is equipped with cruise missiles, "Garnet". The submarine is designed to track the strategic submarines and aircraft carrier strike groups likely opponent and guaranteed their destruction at the beginning of the conflict.
According to the newspaper VIEW, in mid-August, the Western media wrote that the Russian nuclear submarine of project 971 "Pike-B" (NATO — "Akula"), capable of carrying long-range cruise missiles, ostensibly for a month
The first told about the incident by
Hertz noted that it is a nuclear submarine, which is considered "one of the most quiet" and elusive to enemy radar Russian submarines.
"The Russian attack submarine patrolled the waters in the immediate vicinity of the coast of the United States is only the second time since 2009", — stated in the article.
According to U.S. officials, the presence of Russian submarines off the coast of the United States indicates shortcomings in the work of anti-American systems. They stressed that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama cuts funding for these facilities as part of a plan to reduce defense spending by 487 billion dollars over the next ten years.