The press of Ukraine considers how long the US ICBM will fly "from Gibraltar to the Kremlin"
The first call in 20 years by the American strategic nuclear submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) with ICBMs on board at the naval base in Gibraltar has caused an unhealthy reaction in Ukraine. Kiev has already calculated how long it will take for an ICBM to fly from Gibraltar to the center of Moscow, to the Kremlin.
On June 28, 2021, the American strategic nuclear submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) of the Ohio class, which is the carrier of intercontinental ballistic missiles, entered the naval base in Gibraltar. The submarine replenished supplies and left the base on July 1, leaving for the Mediterranean to complete the assigned tasks.
In command of the 6th fleet The US Navy reported that the submarine's call was the first in the past 20 years, in the Mediterranean the submarine will carry out operations "in support of the 6th Fleet." It is clear that the main task of the submarine in this region will be to confront the Russian Navy, which is also building up its forces in the Mediterranean.
However, the routine, in general, the visit of the nuclear submarine caused an unhealthy reaction in Ukraine. According to Ukrainian "experts", the United States has deployed a nuclear submarine in Gibraltar to contain "Russian aggression" and asked how long it takes for an ICBM launched by a nuclear submarine to reach the Kremlin. Following the logic of such "experts", the submarine entered the Mediterranean Sea solely "to protect Ukraine", which in itself sounds ridiculous.
Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Alaska (SSBN-732) entered service in January 1986. At the moment, it is the carrier of 20 Trident II D-5 ICBMs with MIRVs.
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