China’s navy to debut new class of submarine next year

China’s navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols next year of a new class of strategic missile submarines, according to U.S. defense officials.

PLA Navy to Begin First Strategic Missile Submarine Patrols Next Year

China’s navy to debut new class of submarine next year

China’s navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols next year of a new class of strategic missile submarines, highlighting a new and growing missile threat to the U.S. homeland, according to U.S. defense officials.

“We are anticipating that combat patrols of submarines carrying the new JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile will begin next year,” said one official familiar with recent intelligence assessments of the Chinese strategic submarine force.

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Source: The Washington Free Beacon.

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