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According to a certain PLA watcher podcast, during the USS Connecticut incident Russian forces were in the area of the exercise quietly watching USS Carl Vinson + USS Ronald Reagan + HMS Queen Elizabeth + JS Ise when they noticed that one of the American carrier suddenly broke formation and began intense transmission on a frequency they've never seen before with a source that was "clearly not a fish". They reported this up the chain of command and the higher ups contacted PLA asking if they heard anything, to which PLA replied yes, they heard a crash.

This was quickly determined to be USS Connecticut which then allowed PLA to isolate her acoustic signature (the propulsion system was evidently not damaged) and share it with the Russians. The Russians (and Chinese) are overjoyed at having acquired acoustic signature of the Seawolf class and are now going back over their sonar records identifying previous cases of picking up Seawolf class which they could not determine previously without the signature.

Apparently the windfall is similar in scale to capturing of an intact enigma machine on-broad U-110.

This info was leaked by the Russians not the PLA, which is presumably why he's allowed to talk about it.
 
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Xsizor

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According to a certain PLA watcher podcast, during the USS Connecticut incident Russian forces were in the area of the exercise quietly watching USS Carl Vinson + USS Ronald Reagan + HMS Queen Elizabeth + JS Ise when they noticed that one of the American carrier suddenly broke formation and began intense transmission on a frequency they've never seen before with a source that was "clearly not a fish". They reported this up the chain of command and the higher ups contacted PLA asking if they heard anything, to which PLA replied yes, they heard a crash.

This was quickly determined to be USS Connecticut which then allowed PLA to isolate her acoustic signature (the propulsion system was evidently not damaged) and share it with the Russians. The Russians (and Chinese) are overjoyed at having acquired acoustic signature of the Seawolf class and are now going back over their sonar records identifying previous cases of picking up Seawolf class which they could not determine previously without the signature.

Apparently the windfall is similar in scale to capturing of an intact enigma machine on-broad U-110.

This info was leaked by the Russians not the PLA, which is presumably why he's allowed to talk about it.
Can you link the Russian source? If the source is Russian, then Russian news websites would be reporting the story with a sprinkle of sensationalism.
 

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