The Russian military discovered and successfully captured secret American equipment.
Secret equipment was found a few kilometers off the Russian island of Urup, apparently abandoned in a hurry by the crew of a U.S. Virginia-class nuclear submarine that was discovered in Russian territorial waters on February 12.
According to data obtained by the Avia.pro news agency, we are talking about a special device that actually saved the crew of an American nuclear submarine from being destroyed by Russian anti-submarine aircraft and ships of the Pacific Fleet. We are talking about a sonar countermeasure device, which was fired after the Russian side used some kind of weapon against the submarine.
According to media reports, the device shot down by the American nuclear submarine subsequently sank, but was successfully discovered by the Russian military. It is known that the device is intended only to counter an attack and does not represent any kind of weaponry.
Experts note that the technology used in the target simulator is not so new, but the equipment lost by the American nuclear submarine will definitely help the Russian military modernize its weapons in order to avoid losing its advanced submarine by enemy fire in the future.
Earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense claims one of its frigates chased a U.S. Navy Virginia-class submarine out of an area where the Russian navy was conducting military exercises in territorial waters near the island of Urup in the Kuril archipelago on Feb. 12, 2022, at 10:40 am Moscow time. The U.S. Navy says it never happened.
According to Russian MOD, The U.S. submarine was operating in an area where the Russian navy was conducting military exercises in Russian Federation national waters near the island of Urup in the Kuril archipelago at 10:40 am Moscow time, the MOD claimed.
The ministry claimed that its surface ship communicated with the crew of the submarine via underwater sonar communication systems in Russian and English. It said the U.S. boat was messaged, “You are in the Russian territorial waters right now! Surface immediately!”
The crew of the submarine ignored the communication, the Russians claim.
U.S. Navy officials flatly denied the assertions.
“There is no truth to the Russian claims of our operations in their territorial waters,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a statement. “I will not comment on the precise location of our submarines, but we do fly, sail and operate safely in international waters.”
Asked if there was contact between the two ships in international waters, Raines said there was no encounter at all between the two forces.