Russian intelligence ship 70 miles off the US eastern seaboard.
Russia conducts intel operations off US coast
Fox News is reporting a Russian intelligence gathering ship, SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, is 70 miles east of Delaware, in international waters.
These ships are large, purpose built ships designed for signal and communications intelligence electronic information gathering via an extensive array of sensors. The data could be transmitted to shore via satellite link antennas housed in two large radomes. The ships are armed with two AK-630 close-in weapon systems and SA-N-8 SAM launchers.
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