Type 095 submarine
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force|
|Preceded by:||Type 093|
|In service:||2015 (est.)|
|Installed power:||Nuclear reactor|
|Armament:||Torpedoes, cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine missiles, mines|
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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