Why the US and Russian fleets exchanged the "surfacing" of their nuclear submarines

On the eve of the press got very interesting information. The US Navy and the Russian Federation exchanged the "surfacing" of their nuclear submarines in close proximity to the territorial waters of a potential enemy. The event is not trivial, so it's hard to believe in a coincidence. What did the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense want to say to each other?

Last Friday, the Russian nuclear submarine Omsk surfaced in international waters near Alaska. This is a nuclear-powered submarine of the Antey project, designed to destroy aircraft carrier strike groups at a distance of up to 1 kilometers and ground-based ones at 2,6 kilometers. On board there are cruise missiles "Caliber" and "Onyx", as well as anti-ship "Granites". Omsk is a member of the Russian Pacific Fleet and is based in Vilyuchinsk in Kamchatka.

The fact is that the nuclear submarines on alert don't just float up. The submarine took part in the Pacific Shield-2020 exercise, successfully fired at targets, but then for some reason allowed itself to be detected by American scouts. There are at least two versions explaining this event.

According to the first, some serious emergency could have occurred on board the nuclear submarine cruiser. By the way, Omsk was built according to the same project as the notorious Kursk. In 1999, while on alert in the Mediterranean Sea, the Kursk was discovered, as it rose to an almost surface position, but after that it was able to successfully escape. However, the need to urgently surface at the "Omsk" could arise not only because of an accident on board, but also in the event of some kind of injury or serious illness in a crew member who might need to be evacuated.

According to the second version, there was no emergency, on the contrary, everything went "according to plan." Not long before this event, the American nuclear submarine USS Seawolf briefly appeared on the surface in the Barents Sea. This is one of the best multipurpose, fast and "quiet" submarines in the US Navy, adapted for operations in the Arctic. The fact that her appearance near the maritime borders of Russia is not without reason, said Vice Admiral Darryl Caudle:

The transfer of the Seawulf from Bangor to the jurisdiction of the US Sixth Fleet demonstrates the global combat power of America's submarine forces. Our soldiers are the best in submarine warfare in the world and have unrivaled capabilities designed to strengthen our fleet and increase the effectiveness of the combined forces in competition and conflict.

It would be unreasonable to deny the combat power of the American submarine fleet, but the Russian Defense Ministry also has something. Probably, the "surfacing" of the nuclear submarine "Omsk" near the United States has demonstrative purposes. The submarine successfully fired back on the exercises, showing the Pentagon that it knows the potential theater of operations well. It also surprisingly coincided in time with the TASS report that the Russian nuclear submarine cruisers would soon receive new Kalibr-M cruise missiles, whose flight range would exceed 4 kilometers. Their warhead can be both high-explosive fragmentation and nuclear.

It is quite possible that the sailors exchanged "greetings" in this way.
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  1. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
    Shadow041 29 August 2020 13: 12
    I am sure that this is the second option. The Yankees climb on the borders of the Russian Federation, demonstrate strength and threaten, and the Russian Federation made it clear that any Yankee attack on the Russian Federation will not go unpunished.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 August 2020 00: 20
      Why would the Yankees attack the Russian Federation? Well, for what purpose?
      1. Alexander Yusupov (Alexander Yusupov) 31 August 2020 12: 24
        Stupid, because they stupidly forgot that there is no kind USSR. Well, Yellowstone is afraid. Any faults of San Andrels.
        And Russia is the safest place on Earth.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 August 2020 17: 49
          I still don't understand - why should they attack Russia? To move there from America because of Yellowstone and the rifts? Because of this? :)))
          1. shpakov.alex Offline shpakov.alex
            shpakov.alex (Alexey Shpakov) 1 September 2020 11: 29
            And you won't understand. To understand the motives, you need to know world history, economics, and much more. But you do not know any of this and do not recognize, because the toggle switch with which you turn on the fool, then turn it off, you have broken after the last turn on. And there is no time to spend letters on your education, and there is no desire either. Go to the chants to the Maidan, learn it.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 29 October 2020 08: 50
              Well, the expected drain, essentially nothing intelligible.
      2. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
        Shadow041 29 October 2020 04: 20
        Why do they attack others ?! I don’t remember that Grenada, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Vietnam or someone else, like that, attacked the United States