The ocean floor is becoming a new area of concern, and the U.S., China, and Russia are all trying to control it. The U.S. Navy plans to spend $5.1 billion on a super-advanced spy submarine. The Mission Impossible-style sub can do more than patrol deep waters.
China’s Seabed Hidden Weapon
It’s so big and advances, it can send out mini-subs and drones, and fight against enemy forces. This isn’t a daydream; it’s a real effort to stay ahead of China’s growing submarine power. The Pentagon is also working on a more advanced nuclear missile sub, they love to race China.
They also want a hidden missile reload system, and an anti-ship missile that can travel through air and water. They’re also developing weapons to tackle drones, planes, and satellites. Recent satellite images from Radio Free Asia show a Chinese submarine near Hainan Island in the South China Sea.
This indicates that China is building a substantial undersea force in this disputed region. They already have nuclear subs, but these are noisy and can be detected easily. Their James Bond style underwater fortress will definitely be a sight to behold.
While the U.S. Navy is still the most powerful military in the world, China is working hard to catch up. They’ve been building up their navy, focusing on undersea strength. Their advanced undersea technology could shift the balance of power on the seas. Especially if they develop large autonomous undersea vehicles for surveillance and other tasks.