Low noise Borei class sub remained unnoticed by US

The US military failed to detect Russia’s project 955 (Borei class) submarine The Alexander Nevsky during its voyage from Russia’s Northern Fleet to the Pacific several years ago.

"As far as its stealth parameters are concerned, in this respect we are far ahead of our own and foreign ships. The characteristics of US ships are nowhere near our low noise levels," Tankovid said about The Alexander Nevsky’s features. The submarine made a 42-day voyage from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet in 2015. During the journey it remained on the surface for twelve days. Tankovid recalled that the United States learned about the voyage only when the submarine arrived in Vilyuchinsk, the Kamchatka Peninsula.

"Participation of the fleet’s forces, competent use of the submarine’s capabilities and special maneuvers upset the United States’ attempts to monitor the submarine on the way. The Americans ‘woke up’ only when we arrived at the pier. In fact they lost our track at a certain point," Tankovid said.

Low noise, imperceptible trail in the water and other stealth features make Russia’s Borei class submarines invisible to many of the current foreign counterparts. "This explains why even in the Bering Strait, where the US coast is visible to the naked eye, we remained unnoticed and sailed past quietly and calmly," Tankovid said.

Source - TASS

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