This is coolbert:
From Freeper more submarine activity as reported.
1. "China's n-powered submarine spotted at Pakistani port"
ONLY now from last May this reported.
This is STRING OF PEARLS STUFF! A constant and even burgeoning Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean. Expanding and a sure indicator of the rising importance of China on the global scene, not merely economically but also within the sphere of geo-political intrigue and machinations.
"The submarine was later seen crossing the Malacca Straits in June 2016 [moving from west to east?].. Submarines have to surface while crossing straits as per protocol."
2. "Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project"
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship"
COLUMBIA CLASS SUBMARINE BALLISTIC MISSILE FIRING BOATS AS INTENDED TO REPLACE THE PREVIOUS OHIO CLASS. OHIO WHEN TOTALLY RETIRED WILL HAVE BEEN IN SERVICE FOR FIFTY YEARS. COLUMBIA CLASS SUB EXPECTED ALSO TO LAST FOR AND BE IN SERVICE FOR ABOUT FIFTY YEARS!
$8 BILLION PER COPY EACH AND EVERY COLUMBIA CLASS SUB. WOW!!