Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected

Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected

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As Russia weighs retaliating against the UK over its decision to expel a cadre of Russian diplomats after determining that senior Russian leaders (perhaps Putin himself) were responsible for a nerve-gas attack on a former Russian spy, RT revealed that a nuclear-powered submarine recently completed a clandestine exercise that brought it all the way to the US coast.

The stunning revelation was made during a Russian TV program called Zvedzda (Star), the official TV channel of the Russian Defense Ministry.

“This mission has been accomplished, the submarines showed up in the set location in the ocean and returned to base,” the commander of the submarine squadron, Sergey Starshinov, told Zvezda.

The date and location of the covert mission have not been disclosed, but Russia said the submarine “reached the very coastline of the US.”

The disclosure follows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s revelation during his annual speech to Russian lawmakers that Russia had developed a coterie of new advanced weapons – including a nuclear-tipped missile capable of evading NATO anti-ballistic missile defenses in the Europe.

The sub was a Shchuka-B dirigible, commissioned for the Soviet Navy in 1986. The nuclear-powered sub is capable of launching Kalibr or Granat cruise missiles and staying submerged for up to 100 days, according to open sources.

Back in January, we reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the State Armament Program for 2018 to 2025 – which comes with a budget of 19 trillion rubles ($330 billion).

The research and development stage of the project is scheduled to be completed next year. The goal is to have a cost-effective multi-purpose nuclear submarine, with a construction time of four to four and a half years to produce 15-20 submarines totally. There are few details about the class in open sources, but whatever is already known suggests that Husky subs will be a technological breakthrough.

Information about Russia’s submarine fleet is scarce – aside from what the Defense Ministry has willfully decided to disclose: It is understood that several submarines of this class are being operated by the Russian Navy or undergoing modernization. One Shchuka-B submarine was leased to India, where it entered service under the name INS ‘Chakra’.

The Pentagon has already started to raise concerns about Russia’s nuclear submarine arsenal.

“The submarines that we’re seeing are much more stealthy,” Admiral Mark Ferguson, commander of US Naval Forces in Europe at the time, told CNN. The Russians “have more advanced weapons systems, missile systems that can attack land at long ranges,” and their operational capabilities were getting better “as they range farther from home waters.”

The news about the stealth drill was released, notably, just days before Russia’s March 18 election, where Russian President Vladimir Putin is running for his fourth term in the office.

via www.zerohedge.com


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    cliff 3 months

    The time is long past due to start defending the homeland. IF a sub is detected…NO “WARNING” blow their butts out of the water…period. WE DO have the capability ..USE IT.

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    America First. Defend our homeland. If true, we have an act of war!

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    jabusse 3 months

    I remember when Trump won. Thousands of Moscow bar goers celebrated because they wanted better relations with the USA and Trump campaigned on that. But thanks to Hillary and phantics like those who thought Russia was still an archenemy because of old Rocky Bullwinkle cartoons or an ignorance of what was happening after Reagan tore down the wall, have us now in cold war II. You laugh at their technology even though their education system betters ours in all areas. And you probably think I am some russian troll. But I know the games our people play. Now they are finding Russians doing everything bad. But nothing has changed. They really don’t care. What we are faced with is deep state intelligence people job protecting. It is sickening. The people in our intelligence organizations will damn our country to get funding and harm our president. Damning.

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    It’s a lie! Will never get that close!

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    THINGS ARE SOUNDING VERY SCARY WITH SO MANY COUNTRIES WITH THE WEAPONS THEY HAVE AND FINDING WAYS TO THREATEN OUR COUNTRY JUST BY THEIR PRESENCE…..PRAYING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, JAMES MATTIS AND TEAM WILL KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO AND HOW AND WHEN TO DO IT AND PRAYERFULLY IT WON’T HAVE TO BE DONE BUT FOR PEACE TO AT LEAST STAY AS GOOD IS IT IS OR BETTER….

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    Mike 3 months

    This is not news. This crap has been going on for years. Our military is strong and healthy and Putin knows it. The Russians wouldn’t dare mess with us. We could coat the entire Russian continent in black glass within minutes. Russia is broken their navy is old and they can’t afford to maintain their aging ships. Putin is bluffing.

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    If this mission to the US coast went undetected then how do we know that it actually happened and is not just some Russian propaganda stunt ? Is there any proof that it actually happened ?

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    J. Stephen 3 months

    I find the ignorance of most civilians amusing. The Russians have several bombers (nuclear submarines)on holding patterns in the Gulf of Mexico waiting for their replacements most of the time. During the 90’s some of our coastal naval bases were breached by small Russian teams who left their calling cards for us to find. Cat and mouse has been the game forever and don’t think we don’t do it too. And James M., seriously, do you think we are going to confirm their US coastal incursion.

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    Alex Verne 3 months

    Stupid war propaganda for stupid readers of this rag.
    The Russian sub was in international waters did not violate US sovereign space.
    Our subs and other NATO’s do the same regularly for decades. It is all legal according with international Maritime Law.
    Some readers here need to better inform themselves before commenting. It makes them look STUPID

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