The Royal Navy’s HMS Kent intercepted the Stary Oskol, a Russian Kilo-class submarine capable of carrying torpedoes and antiship cruise missiles, on Tuesday evening, The Guardian reports. The publication reports that HMS Kent’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Daniel Thomas, said,

“Locating this submarine was a combined effort with NATO allies and shadowing such units is routine activity for the Royal Navy.” The Stary Oskol, a diesel-electric submarine, can go nearly silent when submerged and operating on stored electric power, making it difficult to detect. READ MORE