“The presence of the ship did not affect the conduct of the exercises. We have taken the necessary measures to protect especially important information, ”the representative of the Pacific quotes the portal fleet US Navy Clint Ramsden.
Meanwhile, “the very fact of the appearance of a reconnaissance vessel off the American coast” is a rather unusual case, writes the author of the publication.
According to him, "nothing like this has happened since the Cold War, it was at that time that Soviet ships often watched the exercises."
What kind of ship is in the area of Hawaii, the institute is not exactly known. However, analysts believe that this is the “big Baltic ship reconnaissance vessel CER-80, which is part of the Pacific Fleet”.
“Powerful equipment allows it to intercept and track radio signals, as well as analyze the information received, which is transmitted through satellite communication stations to coastal stations or flagship ships,” analysts say.
The last time “the Baltic states were spotted in the Hawaiian Islands in 2004
Help newspaper: "Full displacement" Baltic "- 3,1 thousand tons. Length - 105 meters, full speed - 20 nodes. The number of crew - 189 people. The ship is equipped with two installations of Strela-2М anti-aircraft missiles and a six-barrel 30-mm anti-aircraft artillery complex AK-630.