The US Air Force Europe has officially confirmed the incident at Ramstein Air Base. Its staff received a computerized missile attack alert. The alarm was also announced over the loudspeakers.
During the launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles from a Russian submarine last Saturday at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where the headquarters of the US Air Force in Europe is located, a false alarm was triggered about the threat of a missile strike. This was announced on the eve of the CNN television channel, with reference to several representatives of the Pentagon.
According to them, вЂњdue to the announced alarm at the Ramstein airbase, there was uncertainty for several minutes, until a complete all-down signal was sounded.вЂќ
According to preliminary data, the automatic triggering of the alarm could occur after an American reconnaissance satellite recorded the launches of four ICBMs from a Russian submarine from a submerged position in the Sea of Okhotsk.
US Air Force Europe has officially confirmed the incident at Ramstein AFB, whose personnel received a computer alert. The alarm was also announced at the base by loudspeakers.
The US military said they were aware that the Russian side, in accordance with standard procedures, issued a warning about the closure of the area in connection with military exercises. US Strategic Command was able to quickly confirm that the missiles posed no threat, so it's unclear what triggered the alarm, they noted.
A Pentagon official told the television that the incident is worrying as there is always room for error amid tensions with Russia. However, this time there was no data on the threat, he stressed.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the strategic submarine Vladimir Monomakh of the Russian Pacific Fleet on December 12 carried out a training salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles from the Sea of Okhotsk. It was carried out from a submerged position from the Sea of Okhotsk along the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region.