Russian Spy Ship stalks US Sub Base 30 miles from New London, CT

A Russian spy ship is sitting off the coast of Long Island at this time. The Viktor Leonov is a Vishnya class ship which is a Signals Intelligence ship, designed to intercept military communications. The ship’s markings for SSV175 are actually painted as CCB-175, due to the Cyrillic alphabet. SSV indicates it as a “communications vessel”
The Russian spy ship about is 30 miles south of Groton, Connecticut (where we have a submarine base). The Groton Base is referred to as the Submarine Capital of the world. The Leonov is in international waters and can lawfully be there, but it is one of those things the Navy is keeping a close eye on. Sources say, the surveillance ship is primarily stationed in the black sea, but has recently been on a mission along the Atlantic coast, where it made a stop in Cuba. In a pic of the ship, one can clearly see a dome, which contains antennas and dishes inside.

The ship was built in Poland and was commissioned in 1988 for the Soviet military. Leonov is 310 feet long, with a 48 foot wide beam, and a draft of 14.8 feet. It displaces 3,470 tons, and is propelled by two diesel engines giving it a top speed of 16 knots. While primarily a communication ship, it is armed with two AK-630 30mm guns, and two SA-N-8 surface to air missile systems. The Leonov has a crew of 146 people and a cruising distance of 7,000 nautical miles.

Russia has always had an interest in US Subs, so while the US is keeping an eye on the vessel, there is little surprise that it is lingering in the area. The US, also no stranger to these types of tactics, frequently patrol the Russian coast in the Black Sea, where the USS Porter, a Naval Destroyer was recently buzzed by armed Russian War Planes.

Russia has a history of testing US air defenses in the Pacific as well, where a rash of incursions by Nuclear Capable Bombers have come close to or penetrated US air space.

[adrotate group=”4″]

[adrotate banner=”24″]

Great Emigration departs for Oregon

A massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the “Great Emigration,” the expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers ...
Read More

WALSH: The Only Thing Preventing Us From Descending Into Civil War

We’re told that “division” and “partisanship” and “bigotry” are destroying America. “Hate” is the cancer in our cultural bloodstream, they say. We must fight against hate speech and hate crimes and hate in every other form. There is so much ...
Read More

The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper Or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?”

As gun policy discussions unfold in the wake of mass shooter incidents, they routinely end in three buckets. There’s the “tyranny can never happen here” bucket, which the left has mostly abdicated in the wake of Trump winning after they ...
Read More

End of an era at the FBI

After nearly five decades as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J. Edgar Hoover dies, leaving the powerful government agency without the administrator who had been largely responsible for its existence and shape. Educated as a lawyer and ...
Read More

Airborne units getting new vehicle this year; legs will have to wait

The Army’s five airborne infantry brigade combat teams are slated to begin fielding 300 Ground Mobility Vehicles in use by special operations forces troops this year. The legs? They’ll get theirs next year, if the funding request is approved. Thirty ...
Read More

British Parliament adopts the Coercive Acts

Upset by the Boston Tea Party and other blatant acts of destruction of British property by American colonists, the British Parliament enacts the Coercive Acts, to the outrage of American Patriots, on this day in 1774.The Coercive Acts were a ...
Read More

Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress

Future President Thomas Jefferson is elected to the second Continental Congress on this day in 1775. Jefferson, a Virginia delegate, quickly established himself in the Continental Congress with the publication of his paper entitled A Summary View of the Rights ...
Read More

7 EMP Proof Items for Your Bugout Bag

This post was gladly contributed by Ben Ayad from Outdorrs Time. There was a time when the world thought the nuclear bomb was as bad as it could get in war. Times have changed, and we know that the one ...
Read More

Parliament passes the Boston Port Act

On this day in 1774, British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city’s residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today’s money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during ...
Read More

[adrotate group="4"]


[adrotate banner="24"]

Most Read Stories

Project Thor

Did the U.S. Just launch “Project Thor” as the secret ZUMA Payload that SpaceX just put into Orbit?

The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed or used from Earth’s orbit. What they didn’t count on was the U.S. Air Force’s most simple weapon […]

Police State

With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming State of Emergency

Today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf issued a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, seemingly triggering the firearm prohibitions found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 during declared emergencies. Specifically, Section 6107 provides: (a) General […]

Goodbye Brass

Goodbye, Brass?

by Art Merrill – Monday, February 13, 2017 Let’s skip the appetizer and get right to the meat and potatoes of a manufacturer’s claims for a new cartridge case technology to replace the 150-year reign of […]