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.
|Builders:||China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Bohai Shipyard, Huludao|
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force|
|Preceded by:||Type 093|
|Installed power:||Nuclear reactor|
|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.
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