China to Build Nuclear Submarines More Advanced than America’sPosted: June 4, 2017
Hong Kong’s Sky Post says in its report “China’s next-generation nuclear submarine expected to be fully electrical powered ahead of the US in technology” that according to CCTV’s recent report, China’s next generation of nuclear submarine will adopt axis-free propulsion with very low noise. That is as good as US most advanced Seawolf- and Virginia-class nuclear submarines.
What makes Chinese nuclear submarines more advanced than US ones are their integrated electric power systems. The system turns all the energy in a warship from its engine, whether nuclear or conventional, into electricity. It further reduces noise to make Chinese submarines quieter than America’s best nuclear submarines. Moreover, it enables a warship to use high-energy weapons such as laser and electromagnetic guns. Only a few surface ships in the world now including some Chinese ones use that high-tech system but no submarines in the world have ever used that.
China’s new-generation nuclear submarines will be the first submarines using such technology.
Source: Sky Post “China’s next-generation nuclear submarine expected to be fully electrical powered ahead of the US in technology” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)