Following the recent collision with a submarine of the US Navy in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation near Urup Island of the Kuril Ridge, the Russian military received U.S equipment at their disposal.
On February 16, the Russian media reported that, a few miles from the Russian island of Urup, Russian sailors discovered a submarine simulator that was launched by the U.S. Virginia-class submarine on February 12.
The U.S. submarine used a self-propelled simulator to split targets on radar and acoustic monitoring equipment and left the territorial waters of the Russian Federation at maximum speed.
After imitating the course of the submarine, the device sank not far from the Russian island of Urup. According to some reports, the simulator surfaced and was discovered by the Russian military.
According to Russian experts, the U.S. technology of the self-propelled simulator is not new, but some parts of this equipment mwy allow Russian specialists to improve their simulators and modernize sonar systems for more accurate identification of underwater targets.
Source: South Front