Thursday, December 30, 2010
Chinese Submarine Mission
Recently, according to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the Washington NGO reports Chinese submarine conducted 12 patrols in 2008, twice the number of patrols conducted in 2007, which reports seven patrols. Chinese submarine conducted only two patrols in 2006 and none in 2005. In the case of Russian submarine patrols, the Russian fleet conducted seven patrols in 2007 and 2008 respectively. This information was declassified in documents from the U.S. naval intelligence based on a Freedom of Information Act request by the media including AFP.