Russia claims to have repelled an American submarine

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Feb 2013
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"The submarine was chased around the Russian territorial waters," said a representative of the General Staff of the Russian fleet.
Russia said Saturday it had repulsed an American submarine approaching its territorial waters Thursday in the Barents Sea (north), in an incident that has not resulted in a use of force. "Patrols of the Russian fleet in the Far North have identified 7 August a foreign submarine, a priori Virginia class (nuclear attack submarine) American naval forces," said a representative of the 'Staff of the Russian fleet, cited as the condition of anonymity by Russian news agencies.
"A naval training anti-submarine was sent there, and a fighter anti-submarine IL-38," the official said. "The submarine was chased around the Russian territorial waters by the maneuvers of these units," the official said, adding that Russian radars had followed for twenty-seven minutes abroad before it disappears building.
A diplomatic arm iron
It is rare that the Russian staff communicates on such incident, which occurred while Russia and the West are engaged in a diplomatic and economic arm of iron about Ukraine. The United States and the European Union have condemned the annexation of the Crimea to Russia and accused Moscow of militarily supporting pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine, which belie the Russian authorities.

source Yahoo
 
May 2013
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We would be fools not to be spying off Russia. Not just for practical purposes of espionage but also to keep our sailor's and airmen's skills attuned to their current equipment and strategies. The Borei class Russian subs are almost undetectable. We have to keep abreast.

The US as a matter of policy will not say where subs are operating once they are at sea and hence cannot admit anything - unless of course it is for PR purposes such as a port of call visit or an incident like the Kursk (USS Memphis and USS Toledo). The entire purpose is stealth, saying anything about their location would defeat the purpose of having a submarine fleet. They are painted black and slip out of ports like Hampton Roads in the dark and disappear for months.
 
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Vaeltaja

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"The submarine was chased around the Russian territorial waters," said a representative of the General Staff of the Russian fleet.
It seems Russians have forgotten that EEZ is not the same as territorial waters.

"A naval training anti-submarine was sent there, and a fighter anti-submarine IL-38," the official said. "The submarine was chased around the Russian territorial waters by the maneuvers of these units," the official said, adding that Russian radars had followed for twenty-seven minutes abroad before it disappears building.
That is more than a bit dubious claim. Russian territorial waters extend just 12 nautical miles from the coast, not any further. There is nothing to forbid US sub from operating in the Russian 'exclusive economic zone' - nor can the Russian complain about it. Also rather fancy radar they claim to have if it can track subs...

It is rare that the Russian staff communicates on such incident, which occurred while Russia and the West are engaged in a diplomatic and economic arm of iron about Ukraine. The United States and the European Union have condemned the annexation of the Crimea to Russia and accused Moscow of militarily supporting pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine, which belie the Russian authorities.
More like some sort of Russian move in an attempt to 'balance the books' following the repeated Russian bomber flights towards the US.
 

pablo668

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I kinda thought this kind of thing went on quite often between the US and Russia.
As was previously said, a good way to keep abreast of tactics and tech and keeping crew sharp operationally.

You usually find Navies in this position have an unofficial etiquette that keeps things from spiraling out of control.
 

Belgarion

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The Cold War is back! Bring it on I say!... Just getting sentimental for the old days..... :)
 

Ancientgeezer

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Nov 2011
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I heard of this today, any way we can verify if it really happened?
Has the US admitted to this incident?
Things of this type happen every day, always have. Last week a US spy plane flew across Sweden after being blocked in by Russian aircraft in the Baltic- Russian craft hover off of Scotland. They are just be reported at the moment because both sides are talking up a new cold war.
 
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mid way between the pub and the golf course.
I must buy munition company shares. It's probably them talking it up!
 
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