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China’s new hydrophonic detection net able to detect US nuclear submarines

China OceanAccording to China Science Daily’s report, China has completed the establishment at Lingshui, Hainan Province, its national marine acoustics research base, which is its first hydrophonic observation and detection net.

According to Taiwan comments, that is China’s first public report on the completion of its sonar observation and detection array at the bottom of the South China Sea.

However, according to US military analysts, China’s newly established hydrophonic detection system will not only improve by several dozen times Chinese navy’s anti-submarine capability, but also make it difficult for enemy submarines to track and reconnoitre Chinese submarines.

Supported by the radar and observation network based on shore, Chinese navy’s capability to provide real-time underwater intelligence will be greatly enhanced. At the same time, it will be able to effectively deal with the submarines of various countries that are active in the South China Sea.

US military intelligence analysts believe, although it is alleged that the net is for both military and civil use, like the underwater sonar network that the US has set up along the navigation routes by which the Chinese navy goes across the first and second island chains, it is specially used to reconnoitre enemy countries’ silent submarines. This set of China’s newest underwater reconnoitre sonar can accurately lock on the movements of US navy’s nuclear submarines.

Dong Jiayao: Well, in the intelligence it has been mentioned that China admits the establishment of its first coast-based underwater reconnoitre net, which is a challenge to US submarines. I would like to ask Mr Ma if China has now taken the initiative to make public relevant underwater sonar reconnoitre network.

Why is the US so nervous about that since it in fact also has a corresponding network that constitutes a threat to China?

China has to seize Nansha (Spratly) Islands in order that its coast-based hydrophonic sonar can detect US nuclear submarines

Ma Dingsheng: First, a submarine battle with China is what the US fears most. Compared with aircraft carrier and ballistic missiles, submarines are more powerful. Therefore, it adopts the best method to deal with submarines.

Now, if China has enhanced its hydrophonic detection ability many times, US submarines, especially nuclear submarines, will find themselves under threat. If such a sonar network can be set up in the South China Sea, its effect will be greatly enhanced.

We know that most of the islands and reefs are now in enemy hand instead of China’s hands. Therefore, in order to set up an effective hydrophone detection network, China must first seize back the islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

Source: Phoenix Satellite TV’s Observation Post of Military Situation “China has set up hydrophonic detection net in the South China Sea, making the US worry that its nuclear submarines will be detected”


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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


6 thoughts on “China’s new hydrophonic detection net able to detect US nuclear submarines

  1. The US can be athreat to China but not the other way.The problem with US is it has been used to fighting wars where its bases and US territory enjoy immunity and impunity.They are US sanctuaries and must not be allowed to be subject to enemy attack.In other words I can attack you but you must not be allowed to retaliate.How naïve.
    As we all know the US will in all probability defeat China in any war.The PLA is revving up its firepower so that the US will have its nose/any part of the body blown up defeating China.The price tag will go up year by year and even with a million nuclear missiles/shield cannot give the US 100% security.


    Posted by Mike Wong | July 2, 2013, 6:03 am


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