Type 095 submarine

The Type 095 (Chinese designation: 09-V) is a class of planned third generation nuclear-powered attack submarines for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China. It was anticipated that Type 095 submarines have a substantially reduced acoustic signature, within an improved hull type.[1][2][3]

Class overview
Name: Type 095
Builders: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Bohai Shipyard, Huludao
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force
Preceded by: Type 093
Planned: 5[1]
General characteristics
Type: Attack submarine
Installed power: Nuclear reactor
Range: Unlimited
Armament: Torpedoes, cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine missiles, mines

Compared to the Type 093, the Type 095 will have a more advanced nuclear reactor, VLS tubes and greater number of advanced sensors such as new active/passive flank array sonar and low and high frequency towed sonar array. Additionally, it is also speculated that Type 095 submarines may act as a potential undersea escort for any future PLAN aircraft carrier task forces.[1]

See also


  1. Chen, Ta-chen (6 December 2006). "Chinese fast developing advanced submarines". Taipei Times: 8. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
  2. Warship 2007, p.167
  3. "China's Quest for a Superpower Military". Backgrounder #2036. The Heritage Foundation. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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