Type 095 submarine
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy|
|Preceded by:||Type 093|
|Succeeded by:||Type 097 Qin class|
|In service:||launch in 2010, active service in 2015 (est.)|
|Planned:||at least 12|
|Installed power:||Nuclear reactor|
|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. Two were rumored to be launched by the end of 2010 and they started their sea trials around the summer of 2011.
It is anticipated that Type 095 submarines will have a substantially reduced acoustic signature, within an improved hull type. 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.
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