No one talks about mines, whether its the USN, the Soviet or Russian Navy, European Navy, or whatever. Because it isn't a sexy topic. Doesn't mean there isn't development on this field.Why don't we at SDF ever talk about the PLAAF's mines?
Mines have been utilized effectively throughout the history of modern naval warfare. Mining areas near Taiwan, the South China Sea, or Okinawa could be a very effective A2/AD tool in warfare (in my opinion). It could be a great way to counter the existing superiority of the American navy.
Is there substantial development of PLAAF mines going on? Do we not discuss it because it's impossible to see that secret development? Or is it because mines aren't as sexy as aircraft carriers?