Attack Sub Granted Safe Haven During Sandy

Detected 200 miles off the Florida coast

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Sources revealed today that a Russian attack submarine was given safe harbor in a Florida commercial port during Hurricane Sandy after being detected 200 miles off the American coast. Though the Sierra-2 class submarine was armed with torpedoes and anti-submarine missiles, U.S. defense officials claim that the sub posed no threat to an aircraft carrier strike group that was conducting exercises in the Atlantic at the time, or King’s Bay Naval Submarine Base north of Jacksonville. The sub, believed to be part of Russia’s northern fleet, departed without incident. During the Cold War, Russia conducted some 230 submarine patrols a year. Today, it conducts fewer than 10.

Via The Daily Mail

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