Swell! Another feather in the Obama Legacy cap.
Everyday I thank God Trump won the election.
Via Mirror, HT Weasel Zippers.
China’s new secret nuclear stealth submarines been tipped to enhance its nuclear capabilities amid reports it may carry missiles capable of reaching the United States.
These pictures of the “Jin” Type 094A rear has triggered belief it can carry 12 ballistic missiles hidden in its “hump” rear.
The missiles are reportedly known as “big waves” and have a range of over 11,000km.
The shape is believed to make the vessel more aerodynamic in the water…
he Type 094A also has a retractable towed array sonar which would make it easier for the craft to “listen” for threats and avoid them, Popular Science reports.
“The new missile could reach virtually the entire United States without leaving the heavily defended Yulin Naval Base (itself complete with underground shelters and docks for submarines) in Hainan Island,” the website said.
“This vessel’s ability to reach global targets while lurking in heavily defended coastal waters will significantly boost China’s second strike capability (that is, the ability of a nuclear power to launch a retaliatory nuclear attack even after suffering a devastating conventional or nuclear attack)”.
Three words here, “Made in China.” These things are big, but they are more dangerous to their crew than they are to the world. As was the case when the USSR was building nuclear powered subs, it is with the Chinese today. They spend no money or material on nuclear shielding. Crew members are exposed to dangerous levels of ionizing radiation, and die a slow painful death much earlier than they would if subs were built with crew safety in mind. Our subs are very expensive to build because significant amounts of engineering goes in to crew and ship safety. Our boats always return, and the crews are exposed to very little or no radiation. Same standards applied when building our carriers.
Designed by Americans(Stolen from Defence Contractors) and Made in China. Crew safety means nothing to the Communist Chinese. Just another factored in cost of building the product. (Remember suicide netting at Apple’s Foxcomm factories?)
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