U.S. scholar said the PLA submarine the next 10 years to complete update (Figure)
Data Figure: China Yuan-class conventional submarines the Navy
U.S. Naval War College professor James Holmes and Yoshihara Jun wells recently published an article that is currently Kilo, Song-class and Yuan-class submarines and four-class PLA submarine force accounted for the entire 1/3 of the next 10 years, the PLA’s most modern submarines, the submarine will be changed. By 2015, complete with the old submarines out of the PLA sharp decline in the number of submarines will be reversed. By 2020, the PLA submarine fleet is not only constituted by the modern submarine, and will make up for the PLA since the Cold War reduction in the number of submarines.
The article said that Beijing than a decade ago it initiated the modernization of the Navy. In the 1990s, China purchased two groups of Russian “Kilo” class diesel-electric submarines. This submarine is equipped with a wake-guided torpedoes, land attack cruise missiles and anti-ship cruise missiles. Was deemed a failure because of technical difficulties the project’s Song-class diesel-electric attack submarine at the beginning of the decade mass production. Currently, China is at an annual rate of construction of these two submarines. Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarines second appearance in early 2004, shocked the U.S. intelligence community. It is reported that the integration of the Kilo-class submarines Yuan Song-class submarines with the advantages, may be equipped with self-designed air-independent power plant. Expected, the next generation of business-class nuclear submarines submarine force for the PLA to add more capacity to fight. According to the Global Times
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