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Interfax (Russia) April 28, 2003
U.S. spy submarine detected near Kamchatka
-After detecting the sub, Russian naval ships and aircraft forced it from Russian territorial waters.
VLADIVOSTOK. April 28 (Interfax) - An American spy submarine has been detected near the Kamchatka Peninsula coast in Russia's Far East.
The headquarters of the Russian Northeastern Forces told Interfax early on Monday that a Los Angeles class submarine had been following the Northeastern Forces' exercises when it was detected in the Avachinsky Bay on Sunday.
After detecting the sub, Russian naval ships and aircraft forced it from Russian territorial waters.
The command post exercises of the Northeastern Forces, which were designed to sum up the winter training cycle, involved 15 surface ships and submarines, 10 support ships, 20 aircraft, over 10,000 servicemen and some 5,000 civilian specialists.
Commander of the Russian Pacific Fleet Adm. Viktor Fyodorov was in charge of the exercises.
Russian Information Agency (Novosti) April 28, 2003
US Nuclear-powered Submarine Spotted in Russian Territorial Waters
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, APRIL 28, 2003, /RIA-NOVOSTI CORRESPONDENT OKSANA GUSEVA/ -- A US nuclear-powered submarine was spotted in Avacha bay during a headquarters exercise involving elements of the north-eastern formation of Russia's Armed Forces. That Los Angeles-class submarine was detected in Avacha bay near the Kamchatka Peninsula's eastern coast, subsequently leaving Russian territorial waters, after being followed by Russian warships, Alexander Peletsky, spokesman for the north-eastern formation, noted. The north-eastern formation's high command believes that the US sub was trying to spy on Russian forces involved in the exercise.
The afore-said headquarters exercise was conducted under the supervision of Admiral Victor Fedorov, who commands the Russian Navy's Pacific fleet, involving more than 10,000 servicemen and 5,000 civilian specialists, as well as 15 warships and submarines, 10 supply ships, 20 aircraft and helicopters. Air-defense elements, radio-electronic warfare units and chemical-weapons (CW) units also took part in these war games, which aimed to sum up the results of the winter-time combat-training season.
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