Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3 new Chinese nuclear attack submarines believed to be in service
Li Yan, ECNS.com,
31 March 2015
An internet photo suggests that a Chinese shipyard has completed the construction of three 093G nuclear-powered attack submarines, and that the vessels entered service in February of this year.
Military expert Yin Zhuo observed that according to the original design, 093G submarines will have a strong anti-ship capability and penetration ability. In the future they will add ground attack capability and a strong anti-submarine capability.
At present, China's submarine design capability is of international standard. The 093G is equipped with long- range anti-ship missiles, heavy torpedoes and anti-submarine missiles. In the future, it will carry land-attack cruise missiles, which will pose a threat to vessels on the surface of water and underwater.