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Rising red tide: China’s Navy
in frenzy to build new nuclear-
powered attack subs

Washington Times, by Bill Gertz

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/5/2014 12:11:05 AM

China´s military is investing heavily in advanced submarines, including both ballistic and cruise missile firing vessels and attack subs. Recently, Beijing showed off what appears to be a mock-up of its next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine, according to veteran military analyst Rick Fisher. “A large outdoor model of a next generation nuclear attack submarine [SSN] has appeared at the People’s Liberation Army Navy [PLAN] submarine academy in Qingdao, China,” Mr. Fisher stated in a report published by the International Assessment and Strategy Center, a think tank. “The role of this model may simply be to inspire the academy’s students, but it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/5/2014 12:19:21 AM     (No. 9911515)

How would you like to be deployed on a Chinese made sub that was built in a frenzy? How long can you hold your breath?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/5/2014 4:59:22 AM     (No. 9911574)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch in the WH, Barry is doing everything imaginable to gut our military even going so far as to give our equipment to our enemies and to beef up his civilian dufus arm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/5/2014 5:00:01 AM     (No. 9911575)

last word, not arm but army.

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