Russian fleet 35 miles off Hawaii practices sinking an AIRCRAFT CARRIER as US Navy strike group moves into the area and F-22 stealth fighters in Pearl Harbor are placed on standby
UK Daily Mail: June 21, 2021 (excerpt)
Russia's defense ministry has announced it sunk an aircraft carrier just 35 miles off the coast of Hawaii in a huge war games exercise that has alarmed the US.
At least 20 Russian warships, submarines, and support vessels, flanked by 20 fighter jets, are taking part in the exercises - the biggest since the Cold War.
Russia says that they are 300 miles off the coast of Hawaii, yet unconfirmed satellite images from June 19 appear to show them much closer - within 35 miles of the U.S. state.
Russia's defense ministry on Monday issued video showing the maneuvers.
The Russians organized two detachments of ships, operating at a distance of about 300 miles from each other.
One group was playing the role of the enemy.
Unconfirmed satellite imagery suggested the Russians were far closer to Hawaii than believed
The satellite picture, from June 19, showed the U.S. ships - numbers 6 and 7 - escorting the Russians (1-5)
Also involved in the maneuvers was an unnamed Russian Navy submarine and a pair of Tu-142MZ Bear-F Mod. 4 long-range anti-submarine aircraft from the Pacific Fleet's naval aviation branch, operating from Yelizovo Air Base on the Kamchatka peninsula, which were escorted by MiG-31BM Foxhound interceptors, The Drive reported….
The two detachments 'worked out the tasks of detecting, countering and delivering missile strikes against an aircraft carrier strike group of a mock enemy,' the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
As well as anti-shipping strikes, the task force also tested their readiness for anti-aircraft and anti-submarine missions, the Russian Ministry of Defense added. …
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HNN: Military: Russian ships came within 30 nautical miles of Hawaii during exercise
SA: “At the closest point, some ships operated approximately 20 to 30 nautical miles (23 to 34 statute miles) off the coast of Hawaii,” he said. “We closely tracked all vessels.”
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