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Expert: U.S. newly-developed submarine poses threat to China

(People's Daily Online)    08:54, October 28, 2015
Expert: U.S. newly-developed submarine poses threat to China
A U.S. Navy Seawolf-class submarine breaks through ice in Arctic Ocean at the North Pole on July 30. (File Photo)

The U.S. Navy is developing a new ballistic missile submarine to replace the current Ohio-class submarines, according to the article China's Greatest Fear: U.S. Navy 'Cruise Missile Carriers' published on the website of the National Interest on Oct. 21.

U.S. guided missile submarine targets great powers such as Russia and China, and the submarine poses a huge threat to China, said military expert Yin Zhuo in an interview with CCTV.

The newly-developed submarine by the U.S. is not meant to replace aircraft carrier, said military expert Cao Weidong.

Yin said ballistic missile submarine is a powerful tool for the U.S. to confront nuclear powers. The U.S. has built 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines, among which 14 are still in service. Though the submarines have served for dozens of years, they are still world-class nuclear submarines.

Yin pointed out that ballistic missile nuclear submarines are mainly used in nuclear wars, and the U.S. refitted its 30 years old ballistic missile nuclear submarines into guided missile submarines mainly for the use in conventional wars.

The guided missile nuclear submarines are powerful, and pose huge threat to China, said Yin.

The U.S. doesn’t mean to replace aircraft carriers by the submarine, said Cao. Aircraft carrier is a large combat platform on the sea but it’s easy to be found. The U.S. army can use guided missile nuclear submarine to launch accurate attack against other countries. 

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