United States Navy anti-submarine aircraft have been circling the same area just off the coast of California for hours sparking fears that a Russian or North Korean submarine has been spotted there.
The threat of nuclear war has intensified massively over the last few days, as US Navy destroyers close in on North Korea and Russia vowing to retaliate against the US if they strike Syria again.
The US Government has yet to officially confirm the sighting of a foreign vessel, but the patrol isn’t part of a training or routine exercise due to the number of planes all hovering over the same area and the unusual hours of operation.
According to Infowars, the patrol includes multiple low-flying aircraft including a Navy EP-3E Aries II, which is used for electronic surveillance, a Navy P-3C Orion, which is used for submarine spotting, and a Boeing P-8 Poseidon used for anti-submarine warfare.
Additionally, a Royal Canadian CP-140 Orion, also known for submarine spotting, joined the search.Southern California is home to several naval installations.
US Navy anti submarine aircraft have been circling the same spot for hours.
The activity comes as the Navy deploys warships off the North Korean coast, and as Russia pushes back against the US missile strike against a Syrian airfield on Thursday.
“From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” Russia said in a joint statement with Iran, the latter of which has been aiding Syria in its fight against ISIS.
North Korean is said to possess around 70 submarines, with the majority consisting of Sang-O class subs the communist nation uses to spy on naval installations.