Jane’s said that China has made three yuan-class submarines can be equipped with C801 or Russian missiles
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according to” Jane s Defense Weekly “reported on September 20, China is building new types of” meta “class conventional submarines. Western media that China’s new submarine design concepts have been comparable with the advanced Russian-made submarines.
new design “inclusive”
“Jane’s Defense Weekly,” the article said, a new type of submarine has appeared in a shipyard in Wuhan, is likely to be 041-type “element” class submarines. Displacement of 3,000 tons of the boat to 4,000 tons, 667-type hull with Russia, “Dallas” class (its export-called “Amur” class) submarines similar command sets sail into the “Kilo” class submarine design. United States, “Strategy Page” Web site on September 23 article also pointed out that the latest 041-type “element” class submarines that the creativity of the Chinese Navy engineers are on the rise.
reported that China has manufactured three “meta” class submarines, and continuous improvement, the appearance of a “meta” level of the third boat, and after serving two class submarines with a clear difference. “Yuan” class with reference to the first boat, the “Kilo” class submarines early models of the design, but the second ship “Yuan” class boats have seen the new “Kilo” class submarine of the shadow, and “meta” level of third boats designed with the Russian Navy’s most advanced “Lada” class similar.
Accordingly, the Western media speculation that China is clearly coincident with the Russian-made submarines, submarine design development model, and has reached a new level of Russian-made submarines. But the reality is that the Chinese submarine is taking the “inclusive” way. United States ‘global security’ website, “Yuan” class submarines into the Chinese self-developed “Song” class submarines and Russian “Kilo” class submarines in the best design. As the “meta” level of larger displacement, the U.S. officials and “Jane’s Defence Weekly” have speculated that the level of the submarine after the application of AIP technology (air independent propulsion system).
In addition, the “Yuan” class submarines capable of launching China’s production of active/passive torpedo and C-801 submarine-launched anti-ship missiles, but also compatible with Russian TEST-71MKE wire-guided torpedoes and 3M-54E ” Club “submarine-launched anti-ship missiles. Shows that, after decades of exploration and development, China’s conventional submarine design and R & D has to keep up with international trends, not imitation, but more to reflect the unique design concept.
conventional submarines is still the main force
in several large countries with nuclear submarines, the United States and Britain is no longer conventional submarines, nuclear-powered submarines equipped only. In contrast, China, Russia and France still insist on “both nuclear” model of development, nuclear submarines in the equipment while continuing to develop high-performance conventional submarines. Western speculation, China has 13 “Song” class, 12 Russian “Kilo”, three “meta” level, and 25 R-class submarines, which are conventional submarines. In addition, the Chinese Navy also has three “Han” class attack submarine. Although the “Han” class nuclear submarine patrol in the same task, but its high level of noise can easily be found in the Western anti-submarine equipment, it is still the Chinese Navy conventional submarines “underwater fleet,” the main force.
Some analysts pointed out that the Chinese navy that “both nuclear” submarine development model is consistent with its operational needs. Submarine construction and maintenance costs high, it is difficult a lot of equipment, especially the development of new models require a long development cycle. In contrast, conventional submarine development, construction period is short, a lot of equipment in a short time, the advantage of scale. Currently, while several Chinese nuclear submarine naval equipment is mainly used for “strategic deterrence”, and a large number of conventional submarines take on a routine patrol mission.
for the Chinese navy, the submarine can gradually develop, in order to strive for excellence; and conventional submarines is the front-line equipment, the need to “small run” through continuous improvement, steady improvement in combat. If the Western media reports and speculation is true, then the new “meta” class conventional submarines is the latest incarnation of this model. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)