Trying to get more money for the Navy, no doubt.
Russian Attack Submarine Sailed in Gulf of Mexico Undetected for Weeks
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Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say
BY: Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon
August 14, 2012
A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.
The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.
The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are facing cuts under the Obama administration’s plan to reduce defense spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years.
The Navy is in charge of detecting submarines, especially those that sail near U.S. nuclear missile submarines, and uses undersea sensors and satellites to locate and track them.
The fact that the Akula was not detected in the Gulf is cause for concern, U.S. officials said.
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seemed like an interesting tid bit....
Cope India...the naval version?
Is it budget time for the navy already?
"Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.
The Russians were in international waters no where close to any USN CVG nor any other military assets. Gone are the days when we could track every sub leaving their harbours. We know they left and we know they didn't come close to us.
Granted the ability to track the subs are nowhere near what they were back in the cold war days, but I'm wondering how the navy knew the Akula was in the gulf in the first place.
Not like they would advertise that they were there, at least not from the silent service.
I could see this happening if it was a fighter or a bomber and they just wanted to thumb their noses at us.
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