US Ohio-Class Submarine Arrives in Middle East, Central Command Says
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Ohio-class strategic nuclear submarine has arrived in the Middle East, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Monday.
"On November 5, 2023, an Ohio-class submarine arrived in the US Central Command area of responsibility," the CENTCOM said on X.
In late October, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the United States had sent the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf and deployed additional air defenses throughout the region in anticipation of a continued escalation of attacks against US forces in the region by Iran's "proxy forces". In addition, the USS Gerald R. Ford carrier strike group is positioned in the Eastern Mediterranean to serve as a deterrent to any third party that might consider joining the conflict against Israel, the Pentagon said.