Type 032 submarine
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy|
|Preceded by:||Type 041 submarine
|In service:||Under Testing as of July 2013|
|Class & type:||submarine|
|Displacement:||6,628 tons submerged|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-electric, 1 shaft, AIP (air-independent propulsion)|
|Troops:||1 compartment for special forces|
|Armament:||6 torpedo tubes, capable of launching 533mm Yu-6 or Yu-8 Torpedoes,
CY-1 ASuW Missiles
YJ-83 Anti Ship Missiles,
VLS for CJ-10 Land Attack Cruise Missiles (Not Confirmed)
The Type 032 submarine (NATO code name Qing class) is a class of diesel-electric submarine currently undergoing testing in China's People's Liberation Army Navy. It is said to be the world's largest conventional submarine, at a submerged displacement of 6628 tons and is able to submerge for a maximum of 30 days. The Type 032 has a similar ventral "bay" to the Golf class submarine that protrudes downward.
The submarine is a testbed for new technologies such as combustion powered torpedoes, compartments for special forces, underwater unmanned vehicles, new SLBMs, new cruise missiles, new anti ship missiles, new SAMs, and a new escape pod which are applied to the Type 095 and Type 096 submarines.
- Reporter, Staff. WantChinaTimes http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20130724000140
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