Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Report: Russian Nuclear Attack Sub Patrolled Waters Off Gulf for a Month…Undetected

Report: Russian Nuclear Attack Subs Patrolled Gulf of Mexico Undetected

A Russian, nuclear-powered attack sub patrolled the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, off the U.S. coast, undetected for a month, a new startling report from the Washington Free Beacon says.

The sub, the Free Beacon says, is an Akula vessel loaded with cruise missiles and is one of the quietest in the Russian fleet.

From the report:

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.

“The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,” said a second U.S. official.

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5 comments:

  1. We lost the stomach to do whatever is necessary to defend ourselves once the Cold War was over and the PC Police took over. I think we're screwed. :(

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  2. Gulf oil spill comes to mind.

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  3. Remember the missile off the coast of California in Nov. of 2010? Think about it, although they really dislike each other the fact remains, Russia & China are allies. The Russians in the Gulf of Mexico or East Coast & the Chinese off the West Coast.

    Screw them both, have you ever felt like the Duke? Remeber his final gun fight in the "Shootist"

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