Russian electronic eavesdropping is rudimentary, and only able to catch radio signals from ships, shore, and commercial radio station, reports NBC News with reference to the U.S. military.
According to them, there is no reason to worry about the presence of Russian intelligence ship Victor Leonov near the U.S. military base.
“I hope they are having fun listening in on Classic 101,” a Coast Guard officer from the New England district said.
Another interviewee said that the ship Victor Leonov is a “proof of Russian weakness” that shows the primitiveness of the Russian electronic eavesdropping system.
“The ship specializes in listening in on radio transmissions, not digital communications, which makes it virtually unable to collect any sensitive military or intelligence communications.”
Russian intelligence ship Victor Leonov was seen near the U.S. Navy base in Connecticut on Wednesday, February 15th.
Answering journalists’ questions about what he would do in regard to the presence of the Russian ship near the U.S. military base, U.S. president Donald Trump said that the “best” that he could do with the Russian ship is to “shoot” at it.
“The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water. Everyone will say, ‘Oh, it’s so great, it’s so great,” Trump said. “That’s not great.I would love to be able to get along with Russia.”