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Type 093 (09III) Shang class Attack Submarine - SSN
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Unit / Name
Type 093
Name (Han) Builder Launched Commissioned STATUS
SSN 407 PLANS Changzheng 7 长征7号 Bohai - December 2006 ACTIVE
SSN 408 PLANS Changzheng 8 长征8号 Bohai - 2008 ACTIVE
SSN 409 PLANS Changzheng 1 长征1号 Bohai - 2012 ACTIVE
Unit / Name
Type 093A
Name (Han) Builder Launched Commissioned STATUS
 SSN 413 PLANS Changzheng 13 长征13号 Bohai - 2014 ACTIVE
 SSN 414 PLANS Changzheng 14 长征14号 Bohai - unk ACTIVE
 SSN 415 PLANS Changzheng 15 长征15号 Bohai - unk ACTIVE
SSN 416 PLANS Changzheng 16 长征16号 Bohai - unk ACTIVE
Unit / Name
Type 093B(G?)
Name (Han) Builder Launched Commissioned STATUS
 SSN 417 PLANS Changzheng 17 长征17号 Bohai - unk ACTIVE
 SSN 418 PLANS Changzheng 18 长征18号 Bohai - 2017 ACTIVE
 SSN 419 PLANS Changzheng 19 长征19号 Bohai - 2018 ACTIVE
SSN 420 PLANS Changzheng 20 长征20号 Bohai - ? unk
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) - Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (BSHIC), Huludao, Liaoning Province, China
7000 tons (submerged)
110 meters (360 feet 11 inches)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draft: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)

Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: unlimited
Complement: 100

Nuclear propulsion
pressurized water reactor (PWR)
1 shaft / 1 propeller

? x Vertical Launching Tubes
YJ-18 anti-ship missiles (SSM)
CJ-10 land attack missiles (SLCM) ?
6 x 533mm torpedo tubes
DUUX-5 sonar system

The Type 093 (Chinese: 09-III型核潜艇; Chinese designation: 09-III; NATO reporting name: Shang class)
... is a class of second generation nuclear-powered attack submarines deployed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force. The improved Type 093G (reported as Type 093A by Western analysts) is longer than the Type 093. The 093G is now confirmed to have a vertical launching system (VLS) for YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship missiles, and anti-ship variants of the CJ-10 cruise missile.

They are constructed at the Bohai Shipyard in Huludao. These boats are expected to replace the older Type 091 submarines.

The Type 093 is estimated to be roughly 7,000-ton displacement when submerged, 110 metres (360 ft 11 in) long with a beam of 11 metres (36 ft 1 in). Commercial imagery suggests the Type 093G is longer. The sonar suite includes H/SQC-207 flank-mounted sonar. The boat may also use a seven-blade asymmetric propeller. The powerplant is speculated to be two pressurized water reactors. In 2002, Chinese sources said the Type 093 was powered by a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, but the immaturity of the technology makes this unlikely.

The Type 093 is armed with six torpedo tubes; reports conflict on whether these are 533 mm (21.0 in) or 650 mm (26 in) tubes. The Type 093 has been said to be armed with the YJ-12 or YJ-82 anti-ship missiles. Anti-ship cruise missiles may also be future options. Chinese sources say the Type 093G includes a vertical launching system for YJ-18 anti-ship missiles, and a longer teardrop hull with a "wing-shaped cross-section" for improved speed and stealth. Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo has said the Type 093G may carry 12 anti-ship variants of the CJ-10 cruise missile.

In 2002, Chinese sources said the Type 093's noise level was on par with the improved Los Angeles-class submarines. In 2004, Chinese sources said the Type 093 was on par with Project 971 (NATO reporting name Akula), at 110 decibels. In 2009, USN ONI listed the Type 093 as being noisier than Project 671RTM (NATO reporting name Victor III) which entered service in 1979. Chinese media say the Type 093G is quieter than the shorter Type 093 due to an altered hull form.

There are two suspected variants of the Type 093. One, as noted above is the Type 093G, the cruise missile variant. This and the fast attack variant, might be able to launch the YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missile and a naval version of the DF-10 long-range land-attack cruise missile. The second variant is the Type 093A, which will be or are the third and subsequent three boats. These are stretched versions of the two original Shang-class boats: possibly in an attempt to accommodate a dry deck shelter for special forces.

source: wikipedia

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