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China says it is now able to attack the US homeland with conventional weapons using nuclear submarines

The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: War.163.com posted 15 photos of Chinese nuclear submarines in its report which stated that for the first time China is able to attack the US homeland with conventional weapons. The report was focussed on China’s use of next-generation nuclear submarines. Among the … Continue reading

America’s aircraft carriers limited in use close to China’s shores, says expert

US National Interest magazine’s website carries navy expert Dave Majumdar’s article “Nuclear Submarines: America’s New Aircraft Carriers?”, predicting, “Nuclear-powered guided missile submarines could be the key to maintaining America’s future naval supremacy.” The article also states that US aircraft carriers are unable to go near China to attack it for fear of being destroyed by … Continue reading

China now has more submarines than the U.S., and are expanding global operations

China now has a larger submarine fleet than that of the United States, U.S. Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy told lawmakers on Wednesday. Testifying before a congressional committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral Mulloy, the deputy chief of naval operations for capabilities and resources, told the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee that China is building “some … Continue reading

China building three new Type 093G2 attack nuclear submarines

On 16 July 2013, I revealed for the first time in my article “China Developing Super Quiet and Fast Strategic Nuclear Submarines” some information about China’s nuclear submarines based on a report in a pro-Beijing Hong Kong magazine. The magazine said that China’s third generation of nuclear submarines had long been in service and gave … Continue reading

China takes nuclear weapons underwater where prying eyes can’t see

China is preparing to arm its stealthiest submarines with nuclear missiles that could reach the U.S., cloaking its arsenal with the invisibility needed to retaliate in the event of an enemy strike. Fifty years after China carried out its first nuclear test, patrols by the almost impossible-to-detect JIN class submarines armed with nuclear JL–2 ballistic … Continue reading

China gets Russia’s best submarine technology, as Russia seeks to avoid economic recession

The following is a translation from Chinese media: The Inquisitr said in an article titled “Russian 1650 Amur-class submarine will be given to China” on October 18: Putin hopes to partially avoid Russian economic recession by trading with China. It is believed that Putin sold China Russia’s top submarine in exchange for economic gains to … Continue reading

China plans nuclear submarines near US coast, miltary bases in South China Sea

The following is based on translations from Chinese media: So far there has been no news about Chinese nuclear submarine cruising near the US. There has been official confirmation from China that a Chinese nuclear submarine operated in the Indian Ocean for a short period of time. US nuclear submarine commander Benjamin Person (transliteration from … Continue reading

China’s supersonic submarine

Researchers in China are reporting that they’ve taken a big step towards creating a truly revolutionary submarine. For years, the nation has been dedicated to the expansion of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Submarine Force. Aside from wanting a fleet that could rival those of other superpowers, the growing fleet is seen as a … Continue reading

China thinks it can defeat America in battle

First the bad news: The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing. Now the good news: China is wrong — and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power … Continue reading

China will deploy subs that could nuke Alaska or Hawaii this year

China is set to deploy submarines sometime this year armed with nuclear tipped missiles capable of striking Alaska or Hawaii, according to a January assessment from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jin-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine is set to begin patrols in 2014 – armed with the PLAN’s new … Continue reading

Australia’s new submarines to patrol Melanesia, Indonesia and South China Sea

The navy’s 12 planned new submarines will need the range to patrol the massive archipelago that stretches out from Australia’s Top End through Melanesia, Indonesia and the South China Sea. In peace time they will gather intelligence, but in any future war their main role will be to destroy enemy submarines and surface warships to … Continue reading

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

According 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 … Continue reading

China’s submarines in Indian Ocean worry Indian Navy

An increasing number of Chinese submarines venturing into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) pose a grave danger to India’s security interests, a classified defence ministry document has revealed. Citing subsurface contact data shared by US forces, the document said at least 22 contacts were recorded with vessels suspected to be Chinese attack submarines patrolling outside … Continue reading

China to buy super quiet Russian submarines to counter US aircraft carrier

According to Russian Foreign TV News Net’s report on March 5, Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun believed the Taiwan military’s allegation that Mainland China has entered into a contract with Russia on the purchase of Amur-class (the export version of Lada-class) diesel-electric submarines. It is a part of China’s plan to achieve modernisation of its troops and … Continue reading

More noise from China: Submarines

Over the last five years, Chinese submarines have been going to sea a lot more, at least the diesel-electric boats have been. This is worrying to other nations in the region, and the U.S. Navy, because it means China is training its submarine crews for war. Previously the Chinese kept their fleet in port most … Continue reading

Submarine trends in Asia Pacific, driven by China’s rise

The contending strategic realities of the Asia-Pacific region compel states to adopt innovations of their rivals. This is the case for new classes of conventional submarine designs, which incorporate an array of innovative technologies in order to maximise their survivability and lethality in diverse maritime operations. While Europe and North America remain key submarine markets, … Continue reading

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