In the past 24 hours, Russian Krasnodar submarine has been shadowed by three US anti-submarine P-8A Poseidon aircraft from an airbase in Spain, Russia’s Interfax news agency reports with a reference to web sites that are tracking the flights of military aircraft. According to Interfax, the aircraft, alternating each other, circled over the submarine and, at times, descended to a height of 600 meters.
On Monday morning, one of them flew again to the Mediterranean and continued to follow the Krasnodar submarine.
The Russian submarine Krasnodar, equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, is travelling from the Baltic Sea to its permanent base in the Black Sea. The submarine has also been followed by the US Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser. Krasnodar is currently passing the coast of Algeria.