Will America Ever Sell Nuclear Submarines?


National Interest: China’s Nightmare: What Would Happen If America Wanted To Sell Nuclear Submarines?

Would any countries be interested?

Key point: These subs are expensive but state-of-the-art.

There was a time a few years ago, however brief, that some of us Asia-defense nerds had an unorthodox idea to tip the military balance in Asia. Quite a few people thought it was crazy and highly unlikely, but an idea none the less worth considering.

It went a little something like this: in order to lessen the impact of China’s massive naval build-up and negate the lethality of Beijing’s growing anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) battle networks in the Pacific, Washington could sell or lease what many would call its most sophisticated weapons platform, nuclear-powered attack submarines. Specifically, the mighty Virginia-Class attack sub.


WNU Editor: The US will never sell nuclear submarines. Too many secrets.

Author: Anchorman

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