US submarine arrives near Scarborough!

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    MANILA, Philippines – One of the United States' newest submarines has arrived in Subic Bay, Zambales, which is near the disputed Scarborough Shoal, the US Navy reported.

    USS North Carolina, a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, arrived at Subic Bay in Zambales last Sunday, May 13, the US Navy said.

    The visit, which aims to showcase “the latest capabilities of the (US) submarine force,” comes as the Scarborough Shoal standoff between the Philippines and China entered its 5th week.

    It is unclear if the visit is also connected to the standoff.

    China has shown agitation over US involvement in the Scarborough Shoal dispute.

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    The US Navy described North Carolina as the 4th submarine in the Virginia class, the Navy's newest class of submarines, and the first ship designed for the post-Cold War environment.

    It is over 350 long and weighs over 7,800 tons when submerged, added the US Navy, which described it as “one of the stealthiest, most technologically advanced submarines in the world.”

    “It brings to the region the capability to conduct the full spectrum of potential submarine missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and mine warfare,” the Navy said.

    Commissioned in 2008, North Carolina has a crew of 133 and is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
     
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    Our newest sub, I believe.
     
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    Do you think it can stop China?


     
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    ASA kayo chinese jerks well well the Americans are in
     
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    In what? Your a$$?
     
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    What has China started that requires stopping? cant even take Kinmen island, they talk about stopping china.:rolleyes:
     
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    Nuclear-powered fast-attack’ US submarine docks in Subic

    Nuclear-powered fast-attack’ US submarine docks in Subic | Inquirer Global Nation
     
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    This thing can take down half of the Chinese Navel fleet (other half will run away) ... :rofl:
     
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    Then, I think India dont need to import a lot of weapons to defend herself.
     
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    In your wet dream .
     
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    OK, let see your Daddy can(will) help you or not.
     
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    Its not to defend, its to give you a proper bitch-slap when needed. And yes keep avoiding the initial question. What has China donr that requires stopping. The great emerging power has so much balls that it sends fishermen to fight its battles. :laugh:
     
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    Quite a submarine indeed!
     
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    Shouldn't it be you who must answer this question ?
     
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    Submarine is armed with Tomhawk & Mark 48 torpedos
     
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    What's there to stop? Chinese fishermen? It's more likely there to intimidate rather than stopping something you've imagined!
     
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    Sure fire the first shoot then
     

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