Navy considers more sonobuoys off Pacific Coast

When you have mysterious missiles flying out of the ocean on the coast of Southern California that your own country doesn’t claim, whitewashes or can’t identify, it might be time to install a security alarm. As these don’t get thrown out there ‘just because’, America is likely having national security problems off its coastal areas than it wants to, or can, admit.

 

The floating, acoustic surveillance devices are used in anti-submarine warfare. The Oregonian reports that in a modified environmental assessment for Northwest training and testing, the Navy increased the number of planned sonobuoys from 20 to 720. Continue reading

Russian Naval Task Force Heads for Gulf of Aden

From the state-run (FSB) Soviet media:

MOSCOW, December 19 (RIA Novosti) – A naval task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet left the Severomorsk base on Wednesday and set course for the Horn of Africa on a new anti-piracy mission, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

It includes the large antisubmarine ship Severomorsk, the salvage tug Altai, and the tanker Dubna, as well as a contingent of naval infantry subunits. Continue reading