Russian Spy Ship Tapping Internet Cables

Russian Spy Ship Tapping Internet Cables

all right let’s go ahead and begin the naval news segment here today’s naval news is really cool there is a spy mission happening right now off the coast of ireland that’s right a russian spy vessel is currently in position to beat wiretapping submarine cables right off the coast of ireland this russian spy vessel’s name is yantar that’s russian for amber they have one of these in the pacific they have one of these on the atlantic side this is the atlantic side one doing its business right now and it does this every year or two they go to different areas they seem to like ireland a lot lately for whatever reason who knows so we’re gonna read this piece from h.i sutton.com at hsn.com that’s his website he runs covert chores and uh we follow each other on twitter he’s a good guy h.i sutton he also writes for for naval news he says uh russia’s secretive special survey ship yantar rise raises eyebrows when she appears off western shores she has previously been noted conducting operations off syria persian gulf and the americas and elsewhere now she’s off the coast of ireland loitering in the vicinity of underwater internet cables yep they’re probably watching the stream right now hey russia russian navy related ship yantar has turned up off the atlantic coast of ireland an irish defense forces spokesperson said that the irish navy is aware of the ship the ship carries a range of deep diving submarines and sonar systems that have suspected to be operating on undersea cables before the yantar took up position between two undersea internet cables tuesday morning it’s friday at the time of this recording so for three days now she’s operating in this vicinity according to ais automated identification systems her position collected by marinetraffic.com the ship moved into positions between the cables around 4am local time she’s remained there for most of wednesday and ladies and gentlemen she’s there right now that’s right we have a live update coming to you of the position of the ship at the time of this recording this is being updated in real time we’re tracking the ais transponder of the yantar it’s broadcasting its position as it’s required to do as a marine vessel in peace time and this is where she is right now it says that she’s making 12 knots so she could be repositioning herself right now also the speed and course and even the position of these ais can be spoofed we’ve seen this happen recently a lot even with some russian vessels but we have eyeballs on this one we know that she is actually here right now so that’s her position off the coast of ireland in real time the time of this recording she’s right there her course is 196 so her bow is facing down to the south now we have another map to show you that we’re going to put alongside this of the of the undersea cables so here are the undersea cables and there’s the ship let’s zoom out a little bit so here you can see ireland there’s lots of cables that connect ireland to you know the uk iceland and the americas three major locations right here let’s see if we can get one to come up so we have uh oh i can’t say these names okay we have this this is this this this irish town this irish town and this ira galway i could say galway okay but she’s bouncing around between these four cables here and currently she’s right off the coast she’s right about here where my cursor is so she’s between these two cables now these cables aren’t the exact position this is kind of like an idea of where they’re at so the exact position of say this cable is highly likely where the ship is right now it’s highly likely to be running right through here so we we really think that they’re you know finding our cables for sure locating their exact position and then they could be tampering with them as well we normally wouldn’t just assume that but we have decades of history of them doing this you know i watched him do this for months when i was in the navy they used to do this with submarines and they may still do it with submarines but they also have these research vessels that have these mini subs that go down they have tethered drones and manned submersibles that are designed to go to very deep depths that can uh that have equipment to manipulate these these uh cables here is the dimensions of the yantar here uh she is 5700 tons so not that big of a ship be honest with you she’s only 350 feet long 17 meters of beam she does 15 knots can stay at sea for up to 60 days without replenishment has a helipad and a crew of 60 people she was commissioned into service in 2015 and she’s still in service today and that’s what she’s doing these are all the other boats in the world by the way if you’re wondering what that is i think this is her right here right cargo vessel tanker fishing yeah all right so let’s talk about this ship we’re going to shift over to covert shores this is hisutin.com’s personal website i highly recommend you go to this website this is very good information here let’s talk about yantar let’s bring this up here we go so here’s a blown up picture of it um this hanger right here pay attention to this this hanger right here holds two submersibles and it has a rotisserie in there where it can just rotate uh the submersibles can be deployed on either the port or starboard side i’ll show you a picture of that here in just a second um oh no here we go all right so it says the russians navy project 22010 mini sub host ship yantar is known for loitering near undersea cables uh yantar is operated by the russian secretive main directive underwater research called guji gugr gugi rather who operate the russia’s secret mission spy submarines yantar is actually cyrus it was launched in 2014 commissioned in 2015 like we said and is a special purpose ship and here you can see some of the special purposes it has steerable pods that a fixed pitch propeller is mounted on it’s got port and starboard of those it has bow thrusters the combination of these steerable pods for propulsion and bow thrusters allow it to maintain a specific position so even though it’s ais is reporting that it’s making 12 knots it may be making turns for 12 knots and just maintaining position that’s a possibility yeah so we have some tethered drones down here let’s zoom in on these bad boys these are work-sized drones called rovs this type is unknown but it’s estimated to be 1.5 meters square called the rt-1000 and can go down to very deep depths it’s got two of these one is a little bit bigger than the other one but the really cool thing is right here this project 16 810 this is the as37 they have another one a different one of these uh can be lowered from this hanger and there you can see the kind of round rotisserie carousel that spins can drop these over the side and these are manned subs and there’s no tether to the mothership so these go down to very deep depths and here’s the other one this is the uh project 16811 console this is the as39 it’s a three-man sub and again deep diving it’s got manipulating arms on the bottom so it can pick up cables drop off um you know tapping devices so this is what they’re doing to the cable right now we believe is that they have these little mini subs out roaming the seabed uh marking the location the specific latin long of the undersea cables and probably placing tapping devices only because we’ve seen them do it so many times in the past yeah that’s the yantar yantari ontari there’s a couple pictures of it some satellite photos here’s a nice picture of one of the two this is the as37 ruse it says here three manned you know pretty dirty but hey that’s because that seeds it’s it’s not in the museum yet right it’s only dirty because they’re using it and you can see that the actual pressure hull is a perfect sphere in these deep submersibles almost universally they’ll be perfectly round because that’s the best most efficient shape to withstand sea pressures to be perfectly round and anytime they have a viewport they will have this reinforcement right here you see how thick the hole gets around this viewport and notice how it’s not square it’s like a it’s like a cone shape so pressure pushing on the viewport pushes it against the reinforced pressure hall here yeah if those viewports ever failed this thing would flood so fast the person wouldn’t even realize what happened yeah pretty scary and that’s a nice picture of two of them together it looks like they’re on a pier or something in that picture this is a picture of it out of the water these are russian mini subs yep there’s a picture of the hanger open oh here we go a beautiful picture of the carousel inside that hanger look at this rotating around that’s the little grabber arms that they grabbed the mini subs with here they are it looks like they’re getting ready to receive one of the many subs so they got it just above the water here see the dude just standing there he’s waiting for the sub to come up then they grab it like that yeah hoist it up and you know crane it into the little hanger and that whole hanger this whole thing rotates inside the boxy hanger that it sits in yeah and there you can see it lowering it has this little wench cable here really cool stuff so one of the things that’s coming out next summer that i’m under nda with right now refers to this vessel there’s a project in progress that i have a small role in that deals with this vessel and i tease that every once in a while just to keep you guys appraised of it it is going to be published next summer and i’m part of the program and that’s all i can say about it right now once it comes out we’ll talk all about it it’s going to be really cool here’s one of the some of the man submersibles that they can take with this the ars 600 these aren’t pictured up here but i think these are like newer versions cranes okay that’s kind of cool i wonder what’s in the container there oh looks like diving equipment look at that wetsuits dry suits there’s one of the little rovers that go off the back look how small he is 1.5 meters square he looks like a little face it’s got two little lights and a little smile there and here you can see the pods look at these pods right here these things rotate so the the propeller itself the blades are fixed at a at a pitch right but the whole pod rotates around so they can station keep against any kind of any kind of current yeah there’s some pictures coming out of uh looks like maybe the baltic sea there it’s stationed out of the northern fleet if you’re wondering there’s budapest and it was doing operations off the coast of syria this is back in like 2017 or 16 yeah yeah but right now it’s right off the coast of ireland and it was off the coast of ireland like last year too it loves ireland let’s see what the piece let’s go back to the piece by h.i sutton and see what else he says about it he says the yantar is equipped with uh the two mini subs that can dive up to six thousand meters that’s 20 000 feet that’s crazy deep this is much deeper than the 100 meter 300 foot deep waters we’re currently that she’s currently hovering in oh yeah so she’s in shallow water off the coast of ireland so she can easily get down to the bottom and manipulate those cables is what he’s saying submersibles and rovs can be used to operate on the sea bed infrastructure such as internet cables additionally jantar can use her ship support and towed sonar systems to map the sea bottom very cool other ships have recently suspected of surveying near undersea cables on august 15th the times reported wait a second i just want to see if this is what i think it is yes you guys remember the phone call i got the other day that was live that was these guys yeah they’re updating this article and they were asking me for a quote anyway for those of you that that heard that phone call that’s what that phone call was about i told him we were going live in like three minutes i couldn’t give him a quote so his name’s john mooney by the way did john write yeah here it is john mooney wrote this article on the 15th uh they should be doing an update to it because they were talking to me about it anyway so john moody’s another good author that you guys should read he does work for the times they’ve quoted me before in the times over there uh a civilian vessel was suspected of surveying cables on behalf of russia even if yantar’s current mission is not directly related it’s part of a bigger picture yeah so this is just they’re collecting data that they’re adding to the data that they already have just to keep their information up to date very good story very impressed with this and uh this right here is just bonkers how uh let’s see if i can get back to this hold on one second right here yeah this is what i want to show you guys so this tool is really good for tracking ships it’s called marinetraffic.com and then if you want to know more about a ship you can just click on vessel details and it will tell you all about the ship like where it’s going how long it’s going to take it to get there like it’s its host port home port and its destination are listed here now you do have to subscribe to get all that additional informations and that’s up to you if you want it so but it tells you all about the ships and its history where is it going so it’s going to go back to murmansk uh it’s scheduled to get back there oh that’s the previous mission uh it docked at murmansk in june 25th of this year it looks like oh and it’s going to arrive on september 27th at 2200 local time it’s going to arrive back at mermansk so we even know when it’s going to leave the area it’s essentially going to spend a month maybe not off the coast of ireland but it’s going to spend a month operating before it goes back to port very good website if you guys want to know more about this stuff now they don’t do a lot of uh submarines but like cargo ships these science vessels these spy ships essentially they do all those all right let’s go ahead and read some chat um dilly says that was the boss first straight thank you uh mr c says those stern props are called as mythal thrusters thank you that’s the word form i should i’ll start calling them that the raven brigade says russia wants to make free phone calls and they want to get free twitch streams too lord says fyi western test range we’d get the trollers hanging off the international waters yeah yeah we’ve seen the russian trawlers hang off like the coast of groton connecticut washington dc norfolk kings bay naval base very popular destination for this specific ship here yeah zeruby says got a question about the dcom of the tychos okay we’re not talking about that at the moment but we’ll see what you say here will they be mothballed first yes they’re they’re already mothballed there’s a picture of them there’s like three side by side with the original ticonderoga in the middle all mothballed they’re stripped down to their primer so the primer is still on to protect the metal from the elements but the paint has been removed and they look pink it’s a little ridiculous let’s see and have i tried command operations yes i have tried it and annie gal says i’m from ireland and a few russians popped into the pub the other day for a pint of guinness i i don’t know if you’re being serious yeah i mean these guys it is a science vessel but it does intel collection new follower mr poutine yeah is mr putin one of the new members yeah njp for me thanks for subscribing three months yeah see ginger squash says seeing what the fleet out of san diego is doing off santa burrito island is always interesting yeah we have a lot of naval ranges and some of them are even live fire ranges out off the coast of san diego and between san diego and los angeles in that area a lot of good naval activity out there if you have a boat and go go out there and watch them they they may ask you to leave all right yeah so that’s it for the naval news today just one really interesting story if you’re in ireland i recommend you read the times i think they published this in the uk as well a piece by john mooney and everybody should read the naval news piece by mr h.i sutton it does a great job outlining the ship pointing out its uh you know all the little things about it that make it unique like this hanger for deep diving submersibles uh bow thrusters that are actually beneath the water line here the helipad large communication dish all this stuff really good things okay we’re gonna take a quick break we’ll be right back with some more cold waters
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Russian Spy Ship Tapping Internet Cables

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