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The US Navy "secretly" sent a submarine to the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean

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The US Navy "secretly" sent a submarine to the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean

The USS West Virginia (SSBN-736) nuclear submarine was docked off the remote Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia in October as part of an extended multi-month deployment. But the command of the US Navy announced this only now.


USS West Virginia is one of 14 Ohio-class submarines. Such submarines are capable of carrying up to 20 intercontinental ballistic missiles. They have been specially designed for long stays at sea.

Diego Garcia is part of the Chagos archipelago. It is located 1600 km south of Hindustan and 1200 km south of the Maldives. The UK and Mauritius are vying for sovereignty over the island. In February 2019, the International Court of Justice ordered the UK to transfer control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius.

Now the island of Diego Garcia is actively used by both American and British troops. The remote location gave the nuclear-capable submarine the ability to evacuate a crew of 150 unnoticed by outsiders. At the same time, the submarine was able to maintain the secrecy of its stay in the area, arriving there, as they say in the US press, "secretly."

The main goal of the nuclear submarine's trip to the distant island was to demonstrate the capabilities of the American submarine fleet. The Pentagon wanted to show potential adversaries that an undetectable ballistic missile submarine could operate in any ocean for an extended period.

True, the US Navy does not explain to whom this “warning” was specifically intended - China, Russia or the DPRK, or maybe Mauritius, which claims Diego Garcia ... But there is no doubt that the secrecy of the movements of the American submarine is crucial for collecting intelligence information about opponents. In addition, such movements of submarines significantly increase the capabilities of the United States in the field of nuclear deterrence. This was stated, in particular, by the commander of the US Strategic Command, Admiral Charles Richard.
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  1. Evil 55
    Evil 55 3 December 2022 10: 26
    +9
    "The nuclear submarine was moored to the remote island of Diego Garcia" is something new in the science of navigation and the use of submarines .. Or the author incorrectly cited the translation of the English-language source .. hi
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 3 December 2022 10: 53
      +4
      Quote: Angry 55
      Or the author incorrectly cited the translation of the English-language source ..

      It looks like it.
      Such submarines are capable of carrying up to 20 intercontinental ballistic missiles.

      Up to 24 to be exact.
      The remote location gave the submarine with nuclear missiles the opportunity to withdraw the crew of 150 without being noticed by outsiders.

      ?
      maybe Mauritius

      Of course, Mauritius - this oceanic colossus, which will nevertheless squeeze the largest naval base in the Indian Ocean from the Democrats laughing ...
    2. Alien From
      Alien From 3 December 2022 11: 55
      +2
      These are the articles that discredit VO!
  2. Fangaro
    Fangaro 3 December 2022 10: 33
    +4
    Diego Garcia has been a US base since the times of the USSR. Is not it?
    And why put it in the news, emphasizing that only now the States have told about this?
    1. bayard
      bayard 4 December 2022 05: 12
      0
      Quote from Fangaro
      And why put it in the news, emphasizing that only now the States have told about this?

      The Americans made it clear that their SSBNs are being deployed not only in the Atlantic and the Pacific, but also in the Indian Ocean, to strike at the Russian Federation and China from the south.
      But the journalist did not understand this and wrote a billiard.
  3. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 3 December 2022 10: 43
    +4
    "The main goal of the nuclear submarine's trip to the distant island was to demonstrate the capabilities of the American submarine fleet."
    "At the same time, the submarine was able to maintain the secrecy of its stay in the area, arriving there, as they say in the US press, "secretly."
    where is the logic in this? they wanted to demonstrate, but they secretly visited and already left .. and were there, it turns out, only in words .. a strange demonstration of something to anyone ..
    you see a gopher - no, but he is ...
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 3 December 2022 11: 10
      +1
      lonely boat in the vast ocean! no one is looking for her! who needs it? Now, if this same boat tried to go into the Baltic Sea and went out unnoticed, then there would definitely be a sensation!
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 December 2022 10: 59
    +4
    The secret is when the nuclear submarine disappeared from the berth of its permanent home base. Maybe it’s enough to pull an owl on the globe, reprinting Western media. According to Zadornov, we have known for a long time that their media readers are victims of the Unified State Examination, but not all of course.
  5. PPD
    PPD 3 December 2022 11: 03
    +3
    The remote location gave the nuclear-capable submarine the ability to evacuate a crew of 150 unnoticed by outsiders.

    Like Zadornov, 8 weeks of the most experienced cryptographers ...
    I’m not just experienced, I’m not a cryptographer at all, and therefore I didn’t understand the meaning of the phrase.
    How and then why from the apl somewhere secretly take the crew out on the island fool
  6. Godzila
    Godzila 3 December 2022 11: 10
    0
    I feel the United States still want to arrange a war with the wrong hands ..
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 December 2022 11: 15
    +2
    Are the Americans sure that their campaign was "secret"? Or is this conclusion drawn from the fact that "a source in Russian intelligence" did not leak information about her discovery to the media? I don't quite understand the meaning of this either.
    The remote location gave the nuclear missile submarine the ability to unnoticed by outsiders to withdraw the crew of 150 people.
    Crew of 150 people. imperceptibly to their own (strangers) they put them in the nuclear submarine and took them somewhere to a "remote location"?
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 3 December 2022 13: 09
      +1
      Apparently, the crew got to the nuclear submarine by swimming at night ...
  8. Zheleznyak
    Zheleznyak 3 December 2022 16: 21
    0
    why relay the propaganda of the Anglo-Saxons .. thoughtlessness? That submarines also sent out on a campaign with parting words about where she was going ... and her route?
  9. mavrus
    mavrus 4 December 2022 20: 10
    0
    This Mauritius is somehow far away ... both from North Korea and China, and from Russia too. But it will be closer to Iran from there.