THREAT: China To Deploy Submarines This Year With Capability To Strike At U.S. Targets, Says U.S. Navy

Source:  blogs.ottawacitizen.com

  • February 6, 2014. 9:34 am 
  • Section: Defence Watch

The U.S. Naval Institute is reporting this:

China is set to deploy submarines sometime this year armed with nuclear tipped missiles capable of striking Alaska or Hawaii, according to a January assessment from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jin-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine is set to begin patrols in 2014 — armed with the PLAN’s new Ju Lang 2 (JL2), ONI Senior Intelligence Officer Jesse Karotkin told the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission in late January.

“With a range in excess of 4000 [nautical miles], the JL-2 submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), will enable the JIN to strike Hawaii, Alaska and possibly western portions of CONUS from East Asian waters,” Karotkin said in written testimony to the commission.

Full story here:

http://news.usni.org/2014/02/05/china-will-field-subs-nuke-alaska-hawaii-year

Updated: February 7, 2014 — 9:31 pm

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