China’s Jin-class submarine poses threat to US soil | | COURTESY: CAPT Bill Horn, USN (Ret)


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A PLA Navy Type 094 Jin-class submarine. (Internet photo)

China’s Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarine will begin to patrol the Western Pacific this year, according to William Cole, a journalist working for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Equipped with JL-2 intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missiles, the Jin-class is capable of launching a nuclear attack against targets in Alaska and Hawaii, Cole said, citing a report published by the US Office of Naval Intelligence. The advance is unprecedented in China’s submarine threat, putting even the west coast of the US in direct danger, said Jesse Karotkin from the Office of Naval Intelligence.


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