Russian spy ship spotted near US sub base

by Lucas Tomlinson |  |  published on September 4, 2015

A Russian intelligence ship, capable of cutting undersea communications cables and other sensors, has been spotted by the U.S. military off the coast of Kings Bay, Ga., home to the U.S. Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine fleet.

U.S. military satellites have been tracking the Russian spy ship since it was spotted in the north Atlantic last month and slowly began transiting toward its next destination — Cuba. A senior military official said the ship is now about 300 miles off the coast of the U.S., as it heads toward the island.

Another senior defense official told Fox News that while the Pentagon is tracking the Russian intel ship, the Russian ship “remains in international waters.”

  • Centurion

    Tracking?? I’m sure the Russians are shaking in their boots. So why aren’t the Russians being followed? Torpedo lock will get their attention.

  • Jimbo

    They are wondering if Obama would even bother ordering a counterstrike if they hit us with a surprise nuke attack. So they (and the Chinese) are testing Obama’s response.

  • USNavyPatriot

    Haha… The Russian and Chinese governments have a hard-on for the American Dream. Wish we had a POTUS with the balls to push them back, instead of that totally bitch-slapped Muslim in our White House!

  • Chuck

    This is nothing new. The Russians have been stationing a ship, called an AGI, off the Carolinas on and off for over thirty years. They are there for signal and acoustic intelligence. They stay in international waters and when they can trail our SSBN’s until they submerge and evade. Nothing new here. Old history.

  • EKMcM

    It is a fact that the Russian and Chinese governments love the North American continent.. They both want this part of the world, that is why they keep flying and sailing around it.

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