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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

China’s new subs to get long-range nuclear missiles for the first time -- By Douglas Ernst, The Washington Times

China's newest class of submarines appear to be getting a special upgrade for the first time: long-range nuclear missiles.

The head of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear III, told Congress on Tuesday that the ballistic missiles on China's newest submarines would have an estimated range of 4,000 nautical miles.

"This will give China its first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent, probably before the end of 2014," Adm. Locklear told the Senate Armed Services Committee, Agence France Presse reported.

"China's advance in submarine capabilities is significant. They possess a large and increasingly capable submarine force," Adm. Locklear continued.

The head of the U.S. Pacific fleet said that within the next decade China would possess 60 to 70 submarines, with its JIN-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines armed with new JL-2 missiles.

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