China has been working to boost its anti-submarine capacities but still lags behind the US. Photo: Xinhua
China has been working to boost its anti-submarine capacities but still lags behind the US. Photo: Xinhua

Aukus security pact likely to spur China into boosting anti-submarine warfare capacity

  • The deal to supply US nuclear-powered technology to Australia could prompt China to redouble efforts to overcome an area described as its Achilles’ heel
  • Beijing has been upgrading its equipment, but military observers say it still lacks real-world experience and know-how

China has been working to boost its anti-submarine capacities but still lags behind the US. Photo: Xinhua
China has been working to boost its anti-submarine capacities but still lags behind the US. Photo: Xinhua
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