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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Submarines: China Eats Its Mistakes

Type 093 (Shang) class SSNThe United States believes that China has modified at least one of its Type 93 SSN (nuclear attack) submarines so it can more effectively operate in coastal waters and deliver commando teams.

The modifications include a miniature sub on deck for landing commandos and other changes to make the sub better able to operate in shallow coastal waters.

All this makes sense, as it was obvious early on that the Type 93s were not as effective on the high seas as their designers and builders had hoped.

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