China Unveils Three New Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines

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The Chinese Navy is preparing to commission three new, nuclear-powered attack submarines with a vertical launching system able to fire supersonic anti-ship missiles, a report from China Daily said.

The China Central Television showed satellite pictures earlier this week of the three submarines anchored at an unidentified port claiming that the new submarines are China’s most advanced Type-093G attack submarines.

“The Type-093G is reported to be an upgraded version of Type-093, China’s second-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine, which entered active service several years ago. With a teardrop hull, the submarine is longer than its predecessor and has a vertical launching system,” according to the China Daily report.

The Chinese navy’s website said the new variant is engineered to reduce noise, improve speed and mobility and fire China’s latest YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship missile, according to the report.

China established its nuclear-powered submarine force in the early 1970s but had never shown it to the outside world until 2009 when two nuclear submarines took part in a parade marking the 60th anniversary of the PLA navy’s founding, the China Daily report said.

These recent developments involving Chinese submarine acquisition is not likely to surprise U.S. observers who have repeatedly been vocal about the pace of China’s naval and overall military modernization.




Source: http://defensetech.org/2015/04/03/china-unveils-three-new-nuclear-powered-attack-submarines/
 
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It goes to show, they are spending well and also the nuclear powered submarines are real good looking and also it will be good to see how it works out. I, think the money is well spent and also the submarines are well equiped and hope it works out real well and it works well for the country as China has got the resources and also can spend the money to buy these sort of submarines to use as defence for their country. They look big and impresseive to buy, and hope they prove to be worthy and tests are run reak well when at war.