China Able to Break US Anti-sub Net, Sink Japan’s Sōryū-class SubsPosted: May 29, 2016
China’s mil.eastday.com carries Santi Junshi (Military)’s report on China’s recent large-scale anti-submarine drill with all China’s main force warships. The report says that the drill aims at giving Japan the message that its Sōryū-class Submarines are easy targets for Chinese anti-submarines weapons.
In addition, the report says that in 2011, a Chinese nuclear submarine successfully broke US-Japanese anti-submarine net to go near Japan’s rocket base at Kagoshima. According to US think tank Rand Corporation, the incident proved that the anti-submarine net that Japan and the US had incurred huge costs to build is useless and Japan and the US have to spend billions of dollars to upgrade the net. Otherwise, if there is a war, Chinese submarines will be able to enter Japanese port stealthily to sink all Japanese and US warships there.
Source: mil.eastday.com “China suddenly announces concentration of the main force of its three fleets: The unprecedented intrepid move makes Japan dare not act rashly” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)