China is expected to pass a military milestone this year when it sets a different type of sub to sea—a “boomer,” carrying fully armed nuclear missiles for the first time—says the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, or ONI.
Chinese already has nuclear-powered submarines and hunter killer submarines.
China has fulfilled its four-decade quest to join the elite club of countries with nuclear subs that can ply the high seas.
China’s boomer patrols will make it one of only three countries—alongside the U.S. and Russia—that can launch atomic weapons from sea, air and land.
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