Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Russian US, French and UK warships spotted off south coast by Defence Forces

IRISH TIMES – The Defence Forces have observed a number of foreign warships operating in Irish-controlled waters ahead of Russian Naval exercises expected to start on Thursday.

Irish Air Corps aircraft and Irish Naval Service vessels made the observations over the last two days as part of “Maritime, Defence and Security Operations”, the Defence Forces said.

Ships operated by the United StatesRussia and France have been spotted in international waters off the coast of Ireland. The ships were spotted “both outside and inside Ireland’s Economic Zone of responsibility (EEZ)”.

The Air Corps has also monitored RAF combat aircraft flying south-east of the Irish EEZ, a Defence Forces spokeswoman said. Read more »