China vs US: beneath the surface of the submarine technology gap

As the US deepens its security focus on the Indo-Pacific region, it has focused on keeping its edge underwater over rivals such as China.This includes its plans to share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia as part of a new trilateral defence partnership that also includes Britain.Analysts said the US Navy was still well ahead of China in undersea warfare, but that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has spent billions in recent years to narrow the gap.According to a…