Fox: intelligence ship of the Russian Navy approached closer to the base of submarines of the United States
NEW YORK, February 15. /Offset. TASS Alexey Kachalin/. The intelligence ship of the Russian Navy, “Victor Leonov”, seen on Tuesday in international waters off the East coast of the United States, came 64.4 km closer and is located near the base of the submarine fleet of the U.S. Navy in Connecticut. With such a statement issued on Wednesday, the Fox News channel.
According to his sources, “Viktor Leonov” did not come into the territorial waters of the United States and is in patrol mode. As claimed by Fox News, the Pentagon is expected that the ship will continue to move South along the East coast and will be back in the Caribbean.
According to the information of the channel, the Americans on Tuesday raided the ship when it was in 112,7 km from the coastline of the state of Delaware and was moving North at a speed of 10 knots. This means that the “Viktor Leonov” was in international waters and did not enter the territorial waters of the United States. They end at a distance of 22.2 km from the coast.
Naval and carrier aviation of the USA has not taken any action against the intelligence ship of the Russian Navy, said “Fox news”. According to its sources, in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of the United States deployed four American ships. Their crews did not receive the command to suppress the means of tracking and intercepting the signals on Board the “Victor Leonov”. In the square, where he was seen, no American aircraft carriers.
According to another source, “Viktor Leonov” last appeared at U.S. shores in April 2015. According to the us military, this type of ships are designed to intercept radio communications, a different kind of communications and explore options of sonar. This type (project 864) represents the third generation of ships, developed in the USSR in the 1980s.