September 13, 2017 · 🇨🇳 🔶 Fiction Shāyú Eminent Shadow

Strikepods engage Shāyús in SCS

The following is a work of speculative fiction, or FICINT (fiction intelligence).

Strikepods engaged three Chinese Shāyú-class microsubmarines in an area southeast of Fiery Cross Reef. The battle resulted in the loss of six vessels (three USN, three PLAN), while also shedding new light on the Shāyú.



Concept Art: Dhimas Afihandarin

In April of this year, six 5-ship Strikepods were deployed to the South China Sea to provide persistent monitoring of naval and micronaval activities. During the course of that deployment, Strikepods were repeatedly harassed by hostile Shāyú-class microsubmarines while patrolling the waters off Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief Reefs.

After nearly a week of hostile encounters, the Shāyús resumed a regular patrol pattern without further incident, until August 31, 2017, when a similar pattern of harassment began approximately 5km southeast of Fiery Cross Reef.

The Battle:


Length: 2.3 meters
Beam: 21 cm
Propulsion: Micronuclear
Speed: 20-25 kts (submerged)
Endurance: Unlimited
Test Depth: 100m (est.)
Armament: C4
[ Concept Art: Dhimas Afihandarin ]

Strikepod Command


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