They specifically say JL-3. Dunno how they are so certain that its JL-3 thoughLikely JL-2A
China’s six Jin-class submarines are now “equipped with JL-3 intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Admiral Sam Paparo, the head of the US Pacific Fleet, told military reporters at a conference in Washington. “They were built to threaten the United States.”
The new SSN at Huludao ? (Oct 2022 image)Is this real? We know Huludao has at least 2 under construction (1 in old hall, 1 in new).
I keep hearing that the Type 09-IV can hit most parts of the CONUS from various resources. This is the most credible one but not the first time I am hearing this. Many people who were close to the national security community and writing for magazines were talking about the missiles of the Type 09-IV having enough range to hit the CONUS.
he also said. this decade will be Submarine decade for PLAN just like previous one belongs to air force and surface ships in terms of scale up production. PLAN finally started to work on their biggest weakness. interesting time aheadWhich gets us to the industrial side of things. With this huge shipyard available, it makes a lot of sense for them to take the next few years to scale up production and train all the workers needed to produce a lot of nuclear submarines. The work force should be ready to really pump out submarines once they become comfortable with mass producing 095s. Lyman predicted at least 8 093Bs in this batch. That is probably reasonable for both industrial and training purposes.