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Sunday, 22 July 2018

INFOGRAPHICS #37: The Asian submarine forces by subregion in 2018

Written by D-Mitch

Aerial view of PLAN Type 094 SSBN's missile compartment
In the following infographics, I depict all the submarines that are in active service in Asia as of July 1st 2018, by subregion. I do this in order anyone could easily compare the forces of neighboring countries. The submarine forces of Western Asian, West Asian, Southwestern Asian or Southwest Asian countries (Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Israel) are excluded, as their forces are included already in other graphs such as The attack submarines of the Mediterranean in 2018 or The attack submarines of Asia and Australia in 2018 (China and Russia excluded). The North Asian submarine forces (only Russia belongs to that subregion of Asia) are excluded as well while the Central Asian countries have not submarines in their inventories. In all graphs mini-submarines and small coastal submarines are not included. Notice that in Southeast Asia, Thailand will join the rest of the submarine forces with three submarines in its inventory. There are 136 submarines in total in East Asia, 25 in South Asia and 17 in Southeast Asia.

The East Asian submarines in 2018. For a high resolution image click here.
The South Asian submarines in 2018. For a high resolution image click here.
The Southeast Asian submarines in 2018. For a high resolution image click here.

7 comments:

  1. Ahh finally, asean subs forces are getting stronger now... thailand already purchased chinese subs

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    1. Ordered, yes, not delivered yet though.

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  2. with the first Asian Country in Indian Ocean with AIP and submarine launched nuclear cruise missile the first and till now only to have been able to deploy in IOR..... With the old Agosta 90B being updated and new stealth Chinese subs on the way equipped equally with nuclear cruise missiles with Pakistan r a force to be reckoned with.

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  3. In East Asia you should have included Russia's Pacific fleet (only Russia's Arctic fleet is active in Northern Asia...): They have 7 Project 877 diesel electric subs (Paltus, or Kilo class in the NATO speech). It's quite strange to not include them. Also, US fleets are active in Asia to threaten countries that don't kneel before the Stars n Stripes (mostly China, Russia, N Korea... but Iran also is in Asia), they also should be mentioned. 7th fleet is based in Japan and exists to militarily dominate Asia. 3rd fleets main objective is explicitly to be an additional threat to China and North Korea. Unreliable and possibly outraged source mentions about 30 submarines for it. Worth checking. Both the 3rd and 7th fleet should be included in the East Asia infographic.
    Finally, the 5th fleet main mission is to threaten Iran, or any other country of the region that would challenge the US Empire, so it should be include in the South Asia infographic. And so should the Iranian fleet. They have 3 Kilo class subs, one Besat (1200 tons) and smaller ones most of which you could omit, depending on your size limit.

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    1. Sorry but I do not agree with those propositions. I deliberately did not include forces from other countries as they can increase them at will. Do you remember the Russian Syria campaign? Russians brought ships from other fleets to the Mediterranean Sea. The same stands for US fleets, etc. Only countries' navies are compared in each graph per region.

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  4. Excellent work D-Mitch. Thanks for all the info.

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