Recent U.S. military buildup in East Asia area will be at least four nuclear submarines (map)
Data Figure: U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and the Russian nuclear submarine
possible nuclear leak compared to the U.S. nuclear submarine sneaked into the secret may be more worthy of our fear
freelance writer Sea International Herald Tribune Tao from Beijing has been holding in the defense, “brothers good” flag of the United States and Japan now can face turned red.
11 10 May, Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman on U.S. nuclear-powered submarine without prior permission, sneaked into the waters of Okinawa to protest the actions, and requested to ensure that similar incidents do not recur.
“Los Angeles” Jingxian Okinawa Sea
According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry said the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, “Providence” was at 10 am about 10 pm into the Japanese naval base in southern Okinawa Shiratsutsumi and leave before noon, without prior notice in accordance with established practice in Japan. Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: “The United States submarine to enter our ports, must be notified at least 24 hours before the Japanese government.” Rare in Japan protested to the U.S., the U.S. embassy quickly responded, saying the U.S. Navy on the communication from the adverse events caused by the submarine apologize.
secretly sneaked into the waters of Okinawa, “Providence” nuclear submarine (SSN-719) under the Pacific theater, for the U.S. “Los Angeles” class nuclear attack submarines of the first 12. The boat is powered by a General Electric Company S6G pressurized water nuclear reactors.
Japan so vigilant, “Providence” was an important reason is that the Russian nuclear submarine accident occurred recently. November 8, a boat carrying 208 Russian nuclear submarines in the Sea of ??Japan sea trials, due to an accident resulting in 40 casualties on the boat. Japanese government Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura 10 at a press conference that Japan is very concerned about the Russian nuclear submarine accident, but the Japanese are known to the Russian submarine nuclear power plant was not affected, and no nuclear leak occurred.
from a security perspective, the U.S. military’s “Providence” was certainly difficult for Japan at ease. “Providence” was 2006 to 2008 in three major ports in Japan many times over leak of radioactive material, “Houston” number (SSN-713), and in January 2005 ran aground in the waters of Guam caused by 23 men injured, one soldier was killed “San Francisco” number (SSN-711) is not only one of the “Los Angeles” class, and were launched during the period 1981 to 1985, serving the “old” class nuclear submarines. In the case of without notification, “Providence” was the sudden appearance of naval port in Okinawa, Japan has reason to worry about really, “Providence” was whether it would be like “brothers” as some radioactive substances left behind in passing .
mysterious task stone “many” carved
the U.S. military, the “Providence” nuclear-powered attack submarines from 11 around 10 am into the naval base in Okinawa Shiratsutsumi to leave before noon, just two hours, obviously not making regular rest, but rather in the implementation of a tactical operation, emergency maintenance, personnel transfer or execution other secret missions. What is “communication unfavorable” or unwilling to communicate, probably a novelty factor.
Coincidentally, October 23 afternoon, a week stay in Japan has been the U.S. military, “Ohio” strategic missile submarines quietly left the Yokosuka port, the Uraga Strait (connecting the Pacific and the Tokyo Bay water channel ) into the Pacific Ocean. Prior to this, the U.S. refused to provide the boat Zengyin carrying nuclear weapons and whether information such as date of departure caused an uproar. After leaving Yokosuka, “Ohio” whereabouts are also mysteriously disappeared.
It is understood that, in mid-November, “Ohio” will return to the waters of Kyushu, Japan, Italy to participate in activities to strengthen the surveillance capacity of the Chinese submarine Japan-US joint military exercises. And as usual, sneak into the U.S. strategic missile submarines in the ocean, its surroundings must be 1-2 to protect the nuclear-powered attack submarines. Therefore, the “Ohio” and its nuclear submarine fleet at this time should be on guard in the East Asian cruising the waters near the first island chain. If coupled with nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Washington” about the “Buffalo” nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN715), in late October to early November period, the U.S. military at least in the East Asian Seas assembled 3-4 nuclear-powered attack submarine and an “Ohio”-class strategic missile submarines.
assembled such a powerful secret U.S. military strike force of nuclear submarines, has a complex strategic and tactical background. Regulations in accordance with U.S. nuclear warheads in the U.S. presidential election around the U.S. strategic missile submarines and nuclear-powered attack submarine force is necessary to improve combat readiness level in the implementation of a major sea battle cruise, of course, included the East Asian waters.
In addition, the sea trials in the Sea of ??Japan during the accident of the Russian “Akula II” class nuclear attack submarine, it could be established to monitor the U.S. nuclear submarine targets. From November 8 to 11 incident, speed 32 of the “Providence” was sufficient time to return from the Sea of ??Japan to waters near Okinawa.
multinational submarine “Running” East Asian sea
With the recent U.S. nuclear submarines in and out of East Asia, the long term, to further increase the U.S. military in East Asia efforts to deploy nuclear submarines has become a trend.
11 7 May, the U.S. submarine force commander 杰伊唐纳利 in Australia, said he believes that China is an increasingly powerful threat to the Navy, the U.S. is 60% of the submarine fleet will be transferred to the Pacific, to deal with this situation. 2010, U.S. Pacific theater will have at least “Ohio”-class strategic missile submarines 9, the nuclear-powered attack submarines to reach 33-35.
At the same time, Japan and South Korea and other countries are vigorously expanding their submarine force. According to the Korean Navy’s “KSS” series of submarine development plan, Naval ultimate hope 2020 has a 25-30 high performance submarines, a “submarine fleet”, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be completed within a few years’ pro-surge “level Replace “evening tide” level work, the number of submarines will soon rise to 20 or so. It is anticipated that the East Asian waters is not wide, hundreds of high-performance submarine chase boats spectacular will be staged at the East China Sea.