Russia and China, said the latest one yuan-class submarines will be built 15 water future
The article said that the newly constructed” Yuan “class submarines photos on September 10 was first released it
LONDON September 25 news: According to the Russian World arms trade center on September 23 report by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, Wuhan Shipyard for the construction of a Chinese Navy’s newest “Yuan” class conventional submarines was launched on September 9.
Western analysts have pointed out, “Yuan” class submarine project is the implementation of China since 1994, the third conventional submarine program. They believe that the scale of China’s rapidly expanding submarine force in Southeast Asia, the move will trigger a new round of conventional submarines competition.
the newly built “Yuan” class submarines photos on September 10 was first announced, experts are only beginning to be seen as friends of their prank, but two days later, With a clearer picture was released, they are to be convinced “Yuan” class submarine is real.
“Yuan” class submarines of the displacement of about 3000-4000 tons, tail size than before the development of China’s conventional submarines significantly increased, and Russia’s 667-type “Lada” class similar.
However, China has yet to announce the “Yuan” class submarines of any performance data. Military experts point out that the submarine’s bridge area has been extended, possibly to set up submarine-launched anti-ship cruise missiles, air defense missile systems, or new life-saving module. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation in 2008, the Zhuhai Air Show held live a diminished version of the C-705 anti-ship missiles. Taking into account the size of the data, the missile is entirely possible that China’s new submarine to be installed near the bridge. In addition, the “Yuan” class submarines are likely to have taken a double-shell design, in order to improve survival.
based on existing material, while several have been “Yuan” class submarines equipped with air-independent power plant (AIP). In addition, the news had been confirmed, the Chinese developed with the French MESMA anaerobic power plant fuel assemblies and similar exhaust gas recirculation system.
in the 1994-2006 period, China purchased the Russian Navy a total of 8 636 and 4 877 type conventionally powered submarines. In addition to submarines purchased from Russia, China between 1994-2004 also equipped with 13 039 made “Song” class submarines. According to the U.S. Department of Defense estimates that the Chinese navy will build up to 15 “dollars” class submarines, which opened in mid-2010 the construction of five vessels. The rapid expansion of China’s submarine force has caused the East Asian and Southeast Asian countries responses.
July this year, news that Japan has decided to develop its naval force development plan, prepared by a number of submarines will increase 16 to 20. Experts believe that if the submarine extension of active duty service time, Japan will be the final number of submarines equipped with up to 25 vessels.
In addition, Korea is also expanding submarine force strength. In addition to the license according to the German production 9 209/1200 submarines, but South Korea also plans in 2020 in the KSS-2 within the framework of the project and then build nine 214-type submarines. After the implementation of the KSS-3 in the course of the project, the South Korean navy will be building six submarines.
in Southeast Asia, Vietnam signed with Russia in late 2009 to buy six 636-type submarines of the contract. By convention, the submarine will be delivered in 2013-2019 years. The Australian Navy is also implementing a project called “SEA1000″ plan, will purchase 12 new submarines. Singapore to Sweden in 2005, purchased two “shooters” class submarines. At the same time, Malaysia will also be equipped with the second year, “Scorpene” class submarines. As for Indonesia, which also plans to purchase in the last few years several new submarines. (Compiled: Compass)