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The American P-8 Poseidon began hunting for a nuclear submarine of the Russian Federation off the coast of the United States

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun11,2024

The American P-8 Poseidon began hunting for a nuclear submarine of the Russian Federation off the coast of the United States

Network users noted that the American P-8 and the Canadian P-3 Orion aircraft , equipped with advanced sonar systems, began searching for a Russian submarine that may be dozens of miles from Florida.

Russia sent the Yasen-M-class Kazan nuclear submarine to Cuba, which prompted the US Navy to launch a P-8 Poseidon “submarine hunter” into the sky. According to the US Civil Defense News channel, a Russian submarine is located 70 miles off the coast of Florida.

“The hunt is on! The US Navy P8 Poseidon “Sub hunter” flies over the coast of Florida in search of an illegal Russian submarine” , — the message says.

After the official statement of the Russian side about the dispatch of hypersonic missile carriers “Zircon” to the Caribbean — frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” and the nuclear submarine “Kazan” of the Russian Navy, Washington said that it will closely monitor the maneuvers of Russian ships.

American P-8 Poseidon started hunting for a nuclear submarine of the Russian Federation off the coast of the USA

Americans began hunting for the Russian submarine “Kazan”

As reported by Bulgarian Military observers, the statement aroused the interest of network users, who began to monitor air activity near the southern coast of the USA. It was noted that Canada is also participating in the search for the Russian submarine, sending its Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft on this mission.

Screenshots from air traffic tracking applications show that these aircraft are operating in a certain quadrant, flying in circles while searching. However, nothing is known yet about the results of this Canadian-American naval operation.

“Given the proximity of the latest Russian ships to the American fleet, the situation remains tense. However, it is important to consider the potential impact on Russia's allies. By placing Zircon missile systems in Cuba – a country that did not support Russia's actions in Ukraine – the Kremlin, seems to gauge the reaction,” — journalists noted.

The American P-8 Poseidon began hunting for a nuclear submarine of the Russian Federation off the coast of the USA

Observers monitor the movement of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft

Opportunities of Western “submarine hunters “

The use of P-8 Poseidon and P-3 Orion aircraft to search for underwater threats off the coast of Florida is fully justified, according to experts. These aircraft use advanced sonar systems that include active and passive sonar. Active sonar emits sound waves that bounce off objects, allowing the aircraft to locate the submarine by returning echoes. Passive sonar, on the other hand, listens for sounds made by submarines, such as engine noise or propeller cavitation, to determine their presence and location.

Both aircraft also use deployable sonar buoys that can emit sonar pulses or listen to underwater sounds. The collected data is transmitted aboard the aircraft, where it is analyzed to detect and track submarines.

In addition, the P-8 Poseidon and P-3 Orion aircraft are equipped with electronic intelligence (ELINT) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems ), which can pick up communications, radar signals, and other electronic emissions, providing valuable information about submarine presence and activity.

Infrared and optical sensors are also part of the detection arsenal. They can detect the heat signature or visual presence of a submarine, especially when it is near the surface.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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