China will develop to 4500 m deep dive low cost and dragon 40%
, deputy commander of the 7000 m level of the dragon “manned submersible sea trial site, 702, deputy director of the China Shipbuilding Heavy Industry CUI Wei said in an interview with reporters, China will sum up the” dragon “has experience on the basis of absorbing foreign advanced design concepts, key technologies and the development of the 4500 meters of manned submersibles for completion around 2018.
CUI Wei disclosed that this work has commenced since 2010, and 4500 m manned submersible key technologies work mainly includes four aspects: the manned ball tank, high pressure sea water pump, lithium batteries, thrusters. Among them, the the manned ball compartment is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 to develop. Diving in the design and development work will be completed after this, the entire project is expected to be completed around 2018.
our country has invested nearly 500 million in “dragon”. CUI Wei said that the 4500-meter manned submersible more consider the economy an estimated cost of about 40% lower than the “dragon”. (Correspondent Chen Yu)
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