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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
keep in mind...it's not just the boat....its who drives it. One SSBN or SSN of the USN has more "dark water" experience than the entire indian navy combined.
Originally posted by solo1
Why compare to yesterdays navy the Chinese have the
big boys nowadays
Originally posted by deltaboy
Dangerous indeed! Think the Seawolf can take on that beast? Or the Virginia or the Astute? Time will tell.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
One would presume these akula II boats to be comparable if not better than the new Chinese Type 093 Shang class SSNs
Originally posted by Schaden
Akula II blows away the Shang class. Global security estimates the new Chinese SSN is comparable to a Victor III.
Originally posted by oxillini
The improvements to Akula II are allegedly based largely upon information the Soviets and Russians obtained from Robert Hanssen.
Note that India is actually leasing, not purchasing 2 of these from Russia.