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China completes development of fourth-generation low-noise submarine

 

Tan Zuojun, vice governor of China's Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, said that China had completed the development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarine and other high-tech weapons, Pravda.Ru reports. 

According to Chinese military experts, the Type 098 fourth-generation nuclear sub features high performance and low noise - a key indicator for measuring a modern nuclear submarine's underwater survival capacity, as well as its ability to remain hidden during maneuvers, or undetected while launching an attack. 

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China's new submarine boasts effective noise damping features, such as a quieter nuclear power plant with less vibration, and a more advanced hull muffler system, so that it will be hard to detect even if within range of enemy sonar.

The Chinese Navy is commissioning three new, Type-093G, nuclear-powered attack submarines outfitted with a vertical launching system. The submarines will be able to fire supersonic anti-ship missiles, China Daily said.

"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.

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