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Iranian navy claims it forced US submarine to surface

The Iranian navy intercepted a US submarine in the Strait of Hormuz and forced it to surface and change its course, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani told reporters on Thursday. However, the US has denied the claim. According to Irani, the nuclear-powered USS Florida was approaching the strait in complete silence when …

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Australia offers compensation for axed submarine deal

Australia has agreed to shell out $589 million (AU$835 million) in compensation to French shipbuilder Naval Group after killing a major submarine deal last year as part of the AUKUS pact with the United States and Britain, the latest effort to smooth over a diplomatic spat sparked under the last …

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Teacher pleads guilty in plot to sell nuclear submarine secrets

The wife of a former US Navy nuclear engineer has pleaded guilty to conspiring with her husband to pass restricted data to a foreign nation for thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency. Maryland teacher Diana Toebbe pleaded guilty on Friday to “conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data related to the design of …

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US Navy engineer admits selling submarine secrets

A former US Navy engineer pleaded guilty on Monday to attempting to pass classified information about America’s nuclear-powered warships to an individual he believed was representing a foreign government. Jonathan Toebbe, 43, appeared in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where he was charged with a single count of conspiracy …

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US responds to claim of submarine in Russian waters

The US Navy has denied claims that one of its nuclear-powered submarines violated Russia’s territorial waters amid rising geopolitical tensions between the countries. “There is no truth to the Russian claims of our operations in their territorial waters,” US Navy Captain Kyle Raines said in a statement cited by Reuters …

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US nuclear submarine violates Russian waters – Defense Ministry

A US Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine has been detected and chased away in Russian territorial waters off the Kuril Islands, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The vessel was found submerged off the small uninhabited island of Urup while Russia’s Pacific Fleet was holding exercises in the area. Russian vessels …

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Stealth warship-submarine hybrid unveiled in Russia (PHOTOS)

A military design bureau in Russia showed digital images of the larger, upgraded model of its stealth combat surface ship-submarine hybrid on Wednesday. Dubbed ‘Strazh’ (‘the Guardian’), the vessel “combines surface and underwater features,” and can spot enemies with its powerful radar and approach them unnoticed, the Rubin Central Design …

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Russia tests new anti-submarine missile (VIDEO)

The weapon, named the “Otvet,” or “Answer,” was launched by the Russian Pacific Fleet’s Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate and successfully hit an underwater target, officials announced. “Anti-submarine missiles are fired by universal launchers that make it possible to use the Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles,” the statement added, referring to supersonic weapons …

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Nuclear submarine ‘spies’ invoke Trump defense

Diana Toebbe and her husband Jonathan were arrested in October and face espionage charges. Prosecutors have argued against freeing them on bail, citing a text message from Diana saying the couple would be “welcomed and rewarded by a foreign [government].” At a hearing on Wednesday, her lawyers presented additional messages …

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