A Russian spy ship has been spotted off the coast of Kings Bay, Georgia, approximately 40 miles north of Jacksonville.
Fox News first reported the discovery, saying the Russian intelligence ship is capable of cutting undersea communications cables and other sensors.
Kings Bay is home to the U.S. Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine fleet.
According to Fox, U.S. military satellites have been tracking the Russian spy ship since it was spotted in the north Atlantic last month and slowly began transiting toward its next destination -- Cuba.
A senior defense official told Fox News that while the Pentagon is tracking the Russian intel ship, the Russian ship “remains in international waters.”
At the U.S. sub base in Georgia, there are six Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, known as “boomers,” each capable of firing 24 Trident intercontinental ballistic missiles. Each missile holds up to 10 independent nuclear warheads. In addition to the ballistic missile subs, there are two other guided-missile subs capable of firing hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles.