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US nuclear submarine surfaced near Russian base in Arctic

MOSCOW, (BM) – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Toledo (SSN-769) surfaced in the Arctic in close proximity to the zone of interest of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The maneuvers of an atomic submarine are reported by the publication Popular Mechanics.

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As part of the IceX-2020 military exercises in the Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort Sea, the submarine arrived from the east coast of the United States.

American submarines can operate in the area adjacent to the Franz Josef Land archipelago. On one of its islands is the Russian military base Arctic Shamrock.

The Pentagon organized a three-week exercise to assess operational readiness for action in the Arctic.

As BulgarianMilitary.com reported, the ascent of an American submarine through the ice was filmed. The crew also got into the frame, who freed the hull from ice with a chainsaw.

Submarine USS Toledo (SSN-769)

USS Toledo (SSN-769), is a United States Navy, Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the third U.S. Naval vessel to be named for the city of Toledo, Ohio.

The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 10 June 1988, and her keel was laid down on 6 May 1991.

She was launched on 28 August 1993, sponsored by Mrs. Sabra Smith, and commissioned on 24 February 1995.

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Toledo left for another six-month deployment on 23 July 2010. In December 2010, she made a port call in Haifa. Commander Reckamp was received by the Haifa City Mayor Yona Yahav in the City Hall as is customary for visiting commanders of warships making port calls in Haifa.

On 20 January 2011, Toledo returned to Groton, Connecticut, after a six-month deployment that included port calls in Cyprus, Bahrain, and Haifa.

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