Voices from Russia

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pentagon Denied Reports of Russian Sub Near USA

Russian Navy Project 971 Shchuka-B SSN

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On Thursday, the Pentagon denied media reports that a Russian nuclear-powered submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of the USA. Wendy Snyder, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said, “I don’t know what that information was based on, but it wasn’t correct”. Earlier, the Washington Free Beacon reported that a Russian Project 971 Shchuka-B class nuclear-powered attack submarine freely transited the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in June and July, undetected by the US Navy. On Thursday, a spokesman for the Defence Ministry neither confirmed nor denied media reports, saying only that all information on the movement of Russian submarines around the world is classified. The Shchuka-B is the main class of attack submarine employed by the Russian Navy. It has greater stealth capabilities than earlier models and is capable of carrying long-range missiles.

16 August 2012

Interfax-Religion

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120816/175258313.html

Editor’s Note:

Of course, the USA denies the report. The USA is all-powerful, invulnerable, and the most god-favoured of all nations… in its eyes, that is. I think that the Russian sub DID evade US surveillance and it’s scaring the USA silly. It would’ve been better to have totally ignored the situation, but it’s an election year, and DoD thought it needed to issue damage control and CYA for the administration. The more things change…

BMD

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