China says it is getting “way ahead” of U.S. in silent submarine technology

Peace and Freedom

Top naval engineer says new propulsion system will put PLA Navy ‘way ahead’ of US

By Minnie Chan
South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2017, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2017, 9:09pm

The US Navy’s Pacific fleet used to mock Chinese submarines for being too noisy and too easy to detect, but that has largely been remedied in recent years and China is now on the cusp of taking the lead in a cutting-edge propulsion technology.

Naval experts said the new technology would help China build more elusive submarines, but might also prompt the United States to ramp up anti-submarine warfare measures.

In a recent interview with China Central Television, Rear Admiral…

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