posted on Feb, 8 2010 @ 06:39 AM
Interesting if the US has the sound signatures of the Chinese boats.
The US has/had a mine system called CAPTOR mine. this mine could be armed with a nuke warhead.
If the system has been updated its computer could be programed to go after only ships programed into it by there sound signatures.
This would allow the US to close all of china’s ports to chinese subs and ether lock them in-port or block them from returning to port to reload or
repair damage, refuel
In the 1970s the mine sweep i was on was involved in testing this mine.
Very nasty mine and if the computers have been upgraded it could be imposable to hide from.
Change the warhead from a conventional to nuke and there would be no way to get away and just one could close most harbors.
What country would want to destroy there own port by trying to sail a ship out of the port.
Just drop the Captor mine and call them and warn them that there is a nuke mine in there harbor and when it will arm. and if any military ships moved
what would happen. Harbor blockaded.
The Baker Atomic Test would show what a 20 kt nuke would do to a harbor.
Any ship can be a mine sweep ONCE.
Wooden Ships and Rusty Crusty Iron Men USS Enhance MSO-437
[edit on 8-2-2010 by ANNED]