China Submarine Fleet : Ai to Power China’s Robotic Submarines
China Submarine Fleet : China is developing large, smart, low-cost artificial intelligence submarines that can perform a wide range of missions.
China has already built a number of unmanned military attack ships powered by Ai.
Ai subs are part of China’s ambitious plan to expand naval power.
The robotic subs will be deployed in strategic waters like the South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean.
The submarines will have no human operators on board and rely heavily on artificial intelligence to make decisions on their own.
Ai will be used to allow the subs to maneuver in order to avoid detection and distinguish civilian from military vessels.
Ai subs could also place mines, engage in reconnaissance missions, and even partake in suicide attacks.
It is believed that the submarines will be deployed in the early 2020s.
The People’s Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force (PLANSF) is the submarine service of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. It consists of all types of submarines in operational service organized into three fleets: the North Sea Fleet, the East Sea Fleet, and the South Sea Fleet. Submarines have long been one of the three focuses of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (the other two are aircraft and major surface combatants), and when the decision was made in late 2006 to concentrate on building other principal surface combatants to strengthen the air defense and to further delay the construction of aircraft carriers due to insufficient air cover, submarines will continue to play the lead dominant role in the assault force for the PLAN. Currently, PLANSF operates a fleet of 66 submarines which include nuclear as well as conventional submarines.
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