This was one of the reasons we always hauled ass when we heard a Soviet sub surfacing…
In the video, a Norwegian Lockheed P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft can be seen dropping a sonobuoy in front of the Russian nuclear submarine, ‘Knyaz Vladimir.’ The incident occurred in the Barents Sea when the Russian submarine had surfaced and was returning from its mission.
Cool video (shown by TV Zvezda) of a Norwegian P-3 Orion dropping a sonar buoy in full view of the crew of a Russian nuclear missile submarine, in the Barents Sea pic.twitter.com/86xgjS10CT (h/t @The_Lookout_N)
— Mike Eckel (@Mike_Eckel) November 6, 2022
In response, the crew of the Knyaz Vladimir simulated using a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) against the MPA. To drop the sonobuoys accurately, MPAs must operate at medium or low altitudes over the sea, thus making them vulnerable to MANPADS.
Full article, HERE from Eurasian Times.
I can’t help but wonder if that will be a standing order if Putin goes stupid in Ukraine…