China’s suspected nuclear submarine spying on Taiwan discovered by the United States

China’s suspected nuclear submarine spying on Taiwan discovered by the United States

The Type 094 is a class of ballistic missile submarine developed for the Chinese Submarine Force

China’s last 094 nuclear-powered submarine was escorted to the surface by other ships on the 29th. The United States Naval Research Institute, a private research organization, reported that the submarine “appears to be moving from the Yulin naval base in southern Hainan province, your place of origin, at shipyard in Bohai Bay between the Shandong and Liaoning peninsulas ”.

The South China Sea Strategic Posture Sensor, a research group affiliated with Peking University in China, said that a US Navy P-8A anti-submarine patrol plane flew from the southern part of the Taiwan Strait, when 094 passed through the Taiwan Strait. A Taiwanese outlet, Taiwan News, said that “since strategic nuclear submarines have already been deployed for a long time in Sanya, Hainan province, it is difficult to understand why they go to Bohai Bay for normal maintenance.”

The Type 094 is a class of ballistic missile submarine developed by China for your Submarine Force, successor to Type 092 and predecessor to Type 096. First seen in 2006, it was found to be longer than Type 092 and China is interested in increasing its missile forces with SSBN submarines to enhance its comprehensive nuclear deterrent.

But the small but important technical error made it impossible to submerge, which led to it being discovered by the United States. Submarines of the 094 class can be equipped with ballistic missiles with a range of 70 to 10,000 kilometers. The South China Morning Post noted that, following the words of a military expert, China may have chosen “a trip by water as a deterrent to USA in relation to Taiwan ”, although it was clear that the US military “would be watching.”

It is armed with 12 missiles, each with an estimated range of 7,400 kilometers. Each of its missiles carries a warhead.

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