Type 095 submarine

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Class overview
Name: Type 095
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force
Preceded by: Type 093
Succeeded by: Type 097 Qin class[citation needed]
In service: launch in 2010, active service in 2015 (est.)[1][2]
General characteristics
Type: Attack submarine
Installed power: Nuclear reactor
Speed: >30 knots
Range: Unlimited
Armament: Torpedoes, cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine missiles, mines

The Type 095 (Chinese designation: 09-V) is a proposed class of third generation nuclear-powered attack submarines for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of the People's Republic of China.

It is anticipated that Type 095 submarines will have a substantially reduced acoustic signature, within an improved hull type.[3][4][5] Compared to the Type 093, the Type 095 will have a more advanced nuclear reactor, VLS tubes and greater number of advanced sensors such as new active/passive flank array sonar and low and high frequency towed sonar array. Additionally, it is also speculated that Type 095 submarines may act as a potential undersea escort for any future PLAN aircraft carrier task forces.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "People's Liberation Army Navy: A Modern Navy with Chinese Characteristics" (PFD). Washington, DC: ONI. October 2009. pp. 22–23. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ O'Rourke, Ronald (October 1, 2010). "China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress" (PDF). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service. pp. 16n40, 17 19f. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ a b Chen, Ta-chen (6 December 2006). "Chinese fast developing advanced submarines". Taipei Times: 8. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  4. ^ Warship 2007, p.167
  5. ^ "China's Quest for a Superpower Military". Backgrounder #2036. The Heritage Foundation. May 17, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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