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Chinese torpedoes with nuclear propulsion might be launched in a “swarm” over great distances.
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Chinese torpedoes with nuclear propulsion might be launched in a “swarm” over great distances.

According to reports in the military, Chinese scientists are working on long-range, "disposable," nuclear-powered torpedoes. A Beijing research team claims to have finished the conceptual design for a compact, inexpensive nuclear reactor that could propel a swarm of torpedoes across the Pacific Ocean in approximately a week, according to Chinese news reports. This new torpedo might be mass-produced very easily compared to the Russian "Poseidon" crewless submarine, the first known underwater drone driven by nuclear energy. Furthermore, according to the scientists, the new torpedo could be loaded into a typical torpedo tube and fired in a massive number from almost any submarine or surface vessel. Each torpedo would launch from a disposable nuclear reactor, cruise at over 30 knots (...