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Saturday, November 25, 2006

China confirms PLA sub with 'silencing technology' stalked U.S. aircraft carrier

A China press report confirmed that a Chinese submarine did shadow the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier undetected.

The PRC-owned Zhongguo Tongxun She in Hong Kong said PLA Navy Deputy Commander Ding Yiping commanded the submarine. Quoting well-informed sources, the news agency reported that Song-class submarine, identified by the Chinese as a Type 039A, is part of the 32d Detachment of the South China Sea Fleet.

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