Naval forces (Navy) The U.S. said that the Russian submarine spotted not far from U.S. territorial waters, reported on Wednesday a local TV channel ABC.
According to a source in the Defense Ministry channel U.S. nuclear submarine class «Barracuda 2» was found last month by the U.S. Navy in the 275 miles from the South American east coast. With all of this in a statement ABC emphasizes that Russian boat did not come to South American territorial waters.
After detecting submarine South American warships began to lead her pursuit and team Russian sumbariny changed course towards Europe.
As the source said ABC, U.S. Navy do not know exactly what purpose Russian boat came close to the American countryside, but, presumably, her team rehearsed tasks to combat imaginary enemy submarines.
Submarine «Barracuda 2» not armed strategic missiles and is not responsible nuclear weapon. It is armed with torpedoes and antiship missiles to destroy air targets.
In August 2012 the South American newspaper Washington Free Beacon spread information that the Russian nuclear submarine for about a month was in Gulf waters undetected ships of the U.S. Navy. This information was later refuted the Pentagon.