Russia said that China will change the old 629-type submarines, cruise missile testing platform
the left side of the conventionally-powered submarines for the Chinese Navy submarine-launched missile test boat
ATHENS 11 news: According to the Russian military-industrial complex site August 10 reported that China in recent years is on old 629-type (NATO code-named “Golf”) diesel-powered submarines for modernizing for the new missile launch test.
military analysts have pointed out, the Chinese media recently broadcast images of military test shows that the old 629-type submarines on the vertical silos are being used to test a new type of cruise missiles.
629 type conventionally powered submarines in 1964, China began to equip the Navy, in 1982 the first successful underwater launch ballistic missile test. It is reported that the submarine is still keeping the Chinese submarine force is the record number of missiles fired.
experts pointed out, there are indications that 629-type submarines in the future may be used for testing anti-ship ballistic missiles to attack aircraft carriers (DF-21D).
629 model is the world’s first submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, is also the world the only diesel-powered ballistic missile submarines. The captain 98.4 m, width 8.2 m, water displacement of 2794 tons, submerged displacement of 3553 tons, the maximum dive depth of 300 meters, the crew of about 80 people.
1959 year, the former Soviet Union in the absence of a formal 629-type submarines equipped with the case they put all their information transferred to China, and sent experts to help build. However, because of Sino-Soviet split, August 1960, all the experts and just shipped to most of the equipment has been recalled to the Soviet Union. Chinese military-industrial sector is on its own has finally made the first ship in the 629-type service was launched in September 1964, and named the “Great Wall 200″ number. (Compiled: Compass)