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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Would in your opinion the chinese create dozens at a time to operate as wolf packs or will they operate as rogue subs. Would the US deploy a sub or two to trail these chinese boats to ensure safety of merchant ships and convoys or do we not view these boats as threats?
Originally posted by Daedalus3
Any confirmation on whether the Colins Class have got AIP?
Also any idea on released figures for ranges when submerged?
Most sites quote a whopping 9000 miles but obv that is not for submerged operations and is that range with or w/o AIP?
These Yuan Class boats are also reported to have AIP.
I dont see what makes them more littoral than the Collins class SSKs, except maybe the Aus Navy has had more experience in deep water ops.