Sunday, November 22, 2009

China’s Noisy Nuclear Submarines

Via FAS Strategic Security Blog -

China’s new Jin-class ballistic missile submarine is noisier than the Russian Delta III-class submarines built more than 30 years ago, according to a report produced by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

The report, which was first posted on the FAS Secrecy News Blog and has since been removed from the ONI web site, is to my knowledge the first official description made public of Chinese and Russian modern nuclear submarine noise levels.

1 comment:

  1. China has still a long way to go to create a 1st class SSBN rival of those from the Russian, American or even the British fleet. But the Chinese are fast learners.