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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 10:53 p.m. PST

"Space and cyberspace are not the sole domains for China's growing asymmetric warfare programs. The Chinese military has another development program only recently disclosed that is part of the decadeslong buildup of weapons and forces: deep sea.

According to a state-controlled media report, the People's Liberation Army wants weapons capable of operating in deep waters, generally considered 3,300 feet below the surface down to more than 13,000 feet…."
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Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2019 12:00 a.m. PST

Want in one hand, poop in the other, see which hand fills up faster.

It's extremely difficult working at those depths. Why? Sheer water pressure. 44psi per hundred feet of depth.

At 1000ft, your pressure hull is under ~450psi. At 3300ft down, your pressure hull is under ~1,452psi

I'm not sure there are any torpedoes that can operate 5000ft down. Not even the monstrous Russian STATUS-6 'Kanyon'/Poseidon nuclear-powered torpedo is thought to operate that deep.

FatherOfAllLogic20 Apr 2019 6:38 a.m. PST

What are they fighting, all those monsters down there?

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Our internet cables.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

You are right my friend.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 12:49 p.m. PST


Does seem a bit "pie in the sky" for practical applications.

Hope they spend tons of money on it though, especially at the deepest depths, and forgoing development on more practical applications.

Lion in the Stars21 Apr 2019 7:58 p.m. PST

@Snafu: The internet cables are easier to access in shallower water, though.

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