HMS Northumberland 2007

British towed array sonar hit by Russian submarine

Credit: Lindsay Isaac and Sharon Braithwaite, CNN, 06 January 2022

According to CNN, a Russian submarine being tracked by a British naval warship on patrol in the North Atlantic more than a year ago hit a sonar the ship was towing, as stated by the UK Ministry of Defence.

"In late 2020 a Russian submarine being tracked by HMS Northumberland came into contact with her towed array sonar," a UK Ministry of Defence spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

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