The grouping of NATO ships and, in particular, the US Navy has been unable to find a Russian submarine for a week, which suddenly disappeared from radar in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Rostov-on-Don submarine is on alert in the planned deployment zone, RIA Novosti reports.
On the eve of the publication News Israel reported that a few days ago, the Russian submarine disappeared from the screens of the command and control systems of NATO ships. The disappearance of the sub has raised concerns among the US Navy, “especially over the ability of the Russian submarine to collect confidential information.”
The submarine of the Black Sea Fleet “Rostov-on-Don”, which disappeared from the radars of NATO ships in the Mediterranean Sea, is in touch and is transmitting information, an informed source told RIA Novosti on Friday.
On the eve, a number of foreign media reported that a group of NATO ships, after contact, began a search for a Russian submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.
“NATO anti-submarine forces have been trying for a week now to find the Rostov-on-Don submarine in the Mediterranean Sea … Attempts to find it have failed. At the same time, the Russian command has not lost contact with Rostov-on-Don,” he said. the interlocutor of the agency on the Day of the Submariner.
According to him, NATO has great capabilities in the Mediterranean, but the level of secrecy of the Russian submarine has exceeded expectations.
“They used large forces to search for the Russian submarine, but to no avail. So, in the conditions of hostilities, they are at gunpoint, which is very annoying for them,” the source said.
Earlier on Friday, the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov, said that all six submarines of the fleet are now on alert at sea and ready to perform their assigned tasks.
Thereafter, the US Navy deployed an Allied force to help locate the “missing.”
B-237 Rostov-on-Don is a Russian Project 636.3 Varshavyanka diesel-electric submarine, which is part of the 4th separate submarine brigade of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy. The second ship of the project 636.3 “Varshavyanka” is named after the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.