China’s sub fleet

Underwater sabre rattling.

China’s growing submarine force is ‘armed to the teeth’ — and the rest of the Pacific is racing to keep up

Christopher Woody

In October 2006, a Chinese Song-class diesel-electric submarine capable of carrying torpedoes and antiship missiles surfaced within firing range of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.

“Some navy officers interpreted it as a ‘Gotcha!’ move,” journalist Michael Fabey wrote in his 2017 book, “Crashback.” It was “a warning from China that US carrier groups could no longer expect to operate with impunity.”

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Source: businessinsider.fr

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