“A poison that is difficult to swallow for the United States”: Russia’s nuclear submarine technology, with China’s industrial production capacity

Some time ago, the United States, Britain, and Australia were determined to advance the Ocus Agreement, which not only aroused strong opposition from the international community, but also deeply disturbed the American media. Recently, the “Forbes” website believes that if the United States, Britain, and Australia Too much force may be counterproductive and force an “anti-Ocus alliance” to be born.

According to a report from the World Wide Web, the US “Forbes” website stated on the 14th that as Australia prepares to receive nuclear submarines and allows US and British nuclear submarines to berth in Perth, China may seek nuclear submarine technology cooperation with Russia.

Russian Navy Borei-class and D-IV-class nuclear submarines

This sudden Sino-Russian technological alliance will complicate things. China’s huge industrial capacity can mass-produce nuclear submarines with Russian “blood” in a short period of time. At that time, countries in the entire Indo-Pacific region will find it difficult to respond. “The U.S. Navy has long The construction plans of China will thus be put on hold, and other countries will need to change their defense posture quickly.”

According to reports, the surface ships of the Chinese Navy are now comparable to those of the U.S. Navy, and the performance of some ships even exceeds that of the U.S. Navy. However, in terms of underwater power, there is still a huge gap between China and the United States. The nuclear submarines of the Russian Navy in the same period have a gap of one to two generations, which is mainly reflected in underwater noise, maximum diving depth and combat.

But now China has a good opportunity. The unresolved conflict between Russia and Ukraine and Western sanctions have made Russia exhausted. Russia previously regarded nuclear submarine technology as the jewel of Russian industrial technology, but reports believe that once Russia is cornered in Ukraine, it will It is very likely that some technology exchange with China will be agreed.

Comparison chart of the Russian Navy Yasen class and the U.S. Virginia class

Now Russia’s nuclear submarine technology has the ability to challenge the US Navy. Although it did not acquire the Soviet shipbuilding industry, Russia has accumulated profound experience in the field of nuclear submarine technology. The performance of the Yasen-class nuclear submarine of the Russian Navy is far superior to that of the most advanced Seawolf-class nuclear submarine of the US Army. The submarines are so advanced that “if they were active in the Atlantic, they would put some US patrol areas at risk.”

However, due to factors such as financial constraints, only four Yasen-class nuclear submarines have been built so far. Therefore, the report warned that once Russia’s advanced nuclear submarine technology is combined with China’s huge industrial production capacity, it will become “a hard poison to swallow” for the United States, and it will be difficult for the “Ocus Agreement” and the number of US nuclear submarines to keep up The sudden burst of capacity in Chinese shipyards.

Yasen class nuclear submarine

In addition to talking about the advantages and threats of the combination of Chinese and Russian nuclear submarines, the “Forbes” website actually earnestly persuaded Russia not to exchange technology with China, because “if Russia loses its technological advantages, it means that it has given up its dominance of underwater power.” position, will be powerless to curb Chinese adventurism.”

It has to be said that this article by the US media is rich in associations. It can literally link the Russia-Ukraine conflict with the Orcus Agreement and Sino-Russian technological cooperation, and once again hype the conspiracy of “China providing weapons or technology to Russia” In theory, the intentions behind it are really unpredictable.

The Yasen class is said to adopt a single-hull design, which is better in stealth

Regarding the position of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of my country has repeatedly reiterated that China calls on the two sides to sit down and negotiate to reach a ceasefire agreement as soon as possible. On the contrary, NATO, which claims to be a defensive alliance, has been blaming the escalation of the regional situation. The international community can clearly see what role it plays in regional conflicts such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

On the other hand, this article does have some truth – if the United States and NATO put pressure on China and Russia at the same time, the consequences may be too difficult for the United States to bear.