Washington Free Beacon
May 28, 2014
China has deployed three nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines
to a naval base in the South China Sea, according to a recent photo of
the vessels that appeared on the Internet.
The three Type 094 missile submarines were photographed at the Yalong
Bay naval base on Hainan Island, located at the northern end of the
South China Sea.
The submarines appear to be part of China’s plan to begin the first regular sea patrols of nuclear missile submarines.
Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, voiced
concerns about Chinese missile submarines in testimony to the House
Armed Services Committee in March.
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