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Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say.

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range
cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several
weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after
it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.


The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same
time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S.
airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a
growing military assertiveness by Moscow.
The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were
deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are
facing cuts under the Obama

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Added: Aug-14-2012 Occurred On: Aug-14-2012
By: Rockardgb
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  • Pfft, you should see our Canadian stealth canoes.

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  • Stay tuned for the dash cam version from their perspective.....and then they fucking wreck it on the beach

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  • See, this is what happens when your entire defense budget goes into bailing out banks! - Very nice and thorough report though, thanks!

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  • Putin seems intent on probing US air and sea defenses. The fact that an Akula was able to mull about in the Gulf is disconcerting, but I also can't say I know how actively the US navy patrols for subs there. The fact that it was even known it was there in the first place is likely Russia's doing, signaling to the US that it's military capability is not something to be underestimated.

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  • OK listen up folks for a really good history lesson directly related to the Akula class Soviet subs stealth technology.

    In the 1980's the USA had perfected the design and 9 axis CAD CAM CNC machining process to make a very thin, exotic contoured sub propeller, that made no detectable signature underwater...

    The USA contracted with Japanese CNC machine builder Toshiba to build the unique 9 axis CNC milling machine just for this purpose (stealth propellers).

    Toshiba delivered the machines in 19 More..

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    • @cougar58


      from Wiki:

      In 1987, Tocibai Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling CNC milling machines used to produce very quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union in violation of the CoCom agreement, an international embargo on certain countries to COMECON countries. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal involved a subsidiary of Toshiba and the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk. The incident strained relations between the United States and Japan, and resulted i More..

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    • @cougar58 I was made aware of this when it happened; I can assure you it did happen as I say, and that it is why Soviet subs can not be detected.
      Think of that the next time you buy a Japanese product.

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    • @cougar58 I remember Toshiba being black listed for a bit, I also believe Hitachi was also for similar violations

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    • @cougar58

      Who were the people on the Executive at both Toshiba and Tocibai Machine responsible for the decision to release the system to the Russians?

      How do we know the Russians haven't sold the system to China?

      THX for the insight!

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    • @CrushedGravel don't know their names...but I know the Toshiba exec's will spend the rest of their lives in prison

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  • So? I bet you have subs all along their coast. It's an Akula so it's not like it was a shitty Iranian Sub. Good for you Russia.. Sail in international waters all day long.

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  • No one recognizable reported this - just "a US official" - US Navy officials had NO comment - this is American propaganda put out by the military contracting industries to SCARE votes towards Mitt.

    And yes, Romoney certainly needs help.

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  • If i was Putin, i would rest my dick on Obama's shoulder too. Go ahead slap my dick away bitch....

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  • The money is clearly doing us a lot of good right now. Maybe if we hadn't spent the past 4 years pissing Russia off with this missile shield in Europe they would pull shit like this.

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  • oh dear...not so high and mighty now boys...

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  • So whats worse?
    a) Missiles in Cuba that are easy to detect and destroy?;
    b) A super quiet Akula submarine with 40 submarine launched cruise missiles (nuclear capable)?; or
    c) Inability to identify and track Russian Akula attack submarines off American coasts?

    The correct answer is "C".

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  • and yet the claim chinese and russian tech is inferior......

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    • @the wedge Not anymore. The chinese navy is on par with our tech, has been for a while.

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    • @nowhereman1 you need to read my report above...USA tech was superior, until the Japanese sold us out to the Soviets on the stealth design. This is well documented fact and several executives in Japan went to prison for this

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    • @cougar58

      You mean Toshiba deal from 1980`s? When they sell us some high-tech precisious hardware for metal cutting?

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  • Even piece of shit old russian subs make it undetected. Just think how close China's are getting.......

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  • That's right and the same thing is happening around Russia as well.

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  • Nice report

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  • if the sub was off the Jamaican coast, this post would be called "Cool Runnings"

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  • Sooooo, the Russians are responsible for torpedoing the BP oil well, huh?

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  • ...because it's important to get in close to the target with your "long range" missiles?

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    • @kamotz actually it is...you may not know this, but he USA has modified 747s that have linear accelerators that run the length of the jet ( the real engineering was keeping the LinAc's straight as the plane twisted slightly in flight)...these power a massive laser that is in a pivot below the front of the 747, and it can detect and burn a hole thru the body of the cruise missile in flight. However, that was compromised when the Jap firm Toshiba sold the USA stealth design to the Soviets in 1987. More..

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  • obama does not care about our southern boarders, nor it seems, does he care about our southern waters. What a guy.

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  • Um.. how do we know this if we didn't detect them? Did the ruskies send owning pictures of them falling in with a USN a convoy or something?... I doubt that but that would be way cool. That one is my favorite ownages that I've heard of. Especially if the naughty sneak boat that snuck in at night is able to read the signals given by the flashy light thingy and match the maneuvers for a little bit.

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  • They must be doing a marketing stunt to sell some subs to china, iran, and pakistan.

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  • Go Russia!

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