posted on Jul, 16 2004 @ 04:04 PM
Recently, the Washington Times reported that the Chinese have produced and deployed a new class of submarine. Apparently, we became aware of the new
sub AFTER it was deployed and had no knowledge of its development. Officials believe the deployment indicates a shift in the naval policies of China
toward a more agressive stance and possible reclamation of Taiwan.
China's naval buildup has produced a new type of attack submarine that U.S. intelligence did not know was under construction, according to U.S.
defense and intelligence officials.
The submarine was spotted several weeks ago for the first time and has been designated by the Pentagon as the first Yuan-class of submarine.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
In this case the sub is a non-nuclear design, but that doesn't exactly mitigate my concerns regarding our relative ignorance of developing Chinese
weapons systems. If they could sneak a diesel sub past us, I wonder how far their missles reach and how much their warheads blow up. We may have no
[edit on 7-16-2004 by Valhall]