Russian Spy Ship Appears 20 Miles Off Georgia Coast, Monitoring Kings Bay Sub Base

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Mar 15, 2017 2:10 PM
Russian Spy Ship Appears 20 Miles Off Georgia Coast, Monitoring Kings Bay Sub Base

A Russian spy ship emerged on the U.S. eastern seaboard Wednesday, monitoring activity just 20 miles south of the U.S. nuclear submarine base at King’s Bay, Georgia, according to CBS news

In February, the same ship, the Viktor Leonov, came within 30 miles of a major nuclear submarine base in Groton, Connecticut, the farthest north a Russian intelligence ship had ever traveled along the continental U.S.  It then traveled to Virginia to monitor naval activities in Norfolk.

The ship is armed with surface-to-air missiles, along with Russia's most up to date intelligence gathering technology.