Does anyone remember that tweet that alleges a Type 054A caused a Virginia class submarine to surface?
Not sure about the tweet but the suggestion.
Impossible to conclude but here's two pieces of literature on this event.
Do you have any insight into this?
I find it hard to believe that a single Type 054A could convincingly detect and track Virginias from any useful range.
It would have to be a combination of Y-8/9 ASW aircraft and whatever else is used by PLAN to do this job. If it were that easy, the Americans would be in a rush to replace or improve their SSNs?
You'd think they might have made a goodwill visit to Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk?