China to deploy nuclear missiles on submarines – an annotated infographic

One can always rely on the Chinese for coming up with new and alarming ways to further elevate the global nuclear threat.

Their latest wheeze is to deploy nuclear missiles on its submarines. Reportedly close to deploying a credible sea-based nuclear deterrent, patrols are expected to start in the Pacific this year using Jin-class submarines armed with long-range JL-2 missiles. In the sage words of Homer J. Simpson, ka-blammo!

Quite who they’re hopig to deter in this way is not entirely clear. Killer whales? Armies of enraged mutant Krakens? Japanese fishermen?

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

China's nuclear subs
China’s nuclear subs
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s