What does that mean regarding the type 095/096 submarine projects? They needed new construction facilities in order to build them?
I don't know if HEU is the reason but UK and US sub reactors now last the life of the boat while French ones need to be refueled every 10 years or so.
Thats the key statement. The way i see it, without russian assistance (very unlikely), i dont see china being able to build a minimaly competitive submarine compared to the likes of the yasen/seawolf/virginia submarines.Assuming they have a competitive submarine design