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    China's new Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | IHS Jane's 360

    "China's new Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials
    Richard D Fisher Jr, Washington, DC and James Hardy, London and Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
    09 April 2014

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    A new variant of the Type 039C/Type 041 Yuan-class conventional submarine with a raked sail. (Source: Via Top 81 web page)

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    • Images of a new variant of China's Type 041 Yuan-class conventional submarine suggest it is being prepared for sea trials
    • Images also suggest Chinese shipbuilders are starting to plan a large surface combatant that may be a next-generation destroyer or cruiser

    New Chinese-sourced imagery shows that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) continues to modify its Type 041 Yuan class conventional submarine and that it is making progress towards a new large destroyer or cruiser.

    On 10 and 11 December 2013 the first images of a new variant of the Type 041 - also sometimes referred to as the Type 039A, Type 039C or Type 039X - appeared on Chinese military web forums. It had just been launched by the Wuhan Shipyard of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the major manufacturer of China's non-nuclear powered submarines. Only seen partially in these first images, a new image seen on 6 April shows the new Type 041 variant has a raked sail that is similar to recent German SSK designs.

    This new sail design may incorporate an additional high-frequency sonar at the base of the sail, as do some other submarines with similar designs. This Type 041 may also be slightly longer than previous variants.

    Uncorroborated Chinese sources have suggested that the new variant displaces about 3,500 tons compared to about 3,000 tons for earlier Type 041s. This could indicate that the new variant has more weapons - IHS Jane's Fighting Ships states that the existing variants are armed with YJ-2 (YJ-82) anti-ship missiles and a combination of Yu-4 (SAET-50) passive homing and Yu-3 (SET-65E) active/passive homing torpedoes. Yu-6 wake-homing torpedoes may also be carried.

    The basic export version, marketed as the S20 and unveiled in February 2013, displaces about 2,300 tons.

    Since 2004 12 Type 041 submarines are believed to have been launched, while the US Department of Defense estimated in its May 2013 annual report on China's military to Congress that production could reach 20 ships. (article continues)"
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    PN has a requirement for 10 Yuan class subs: an order for first six is to be signed before the end of the year.
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    Will raheel sharieef will sign or ganja???😝😝
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    Other nations quietly and quickly go about with their weapon development and procurement while we in India sit on files because we're afraid of a scam that may arise 10 years from now due to a decision taken today.
    I say give the military budget to the military.
     
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    how you gonna pay for that with your ass.:rofl::lol::laugh:
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    As quoted by China Daily Mail...

    Cites, please.
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    Chinese Military's Secret to Success: European Engineering

    Link cites Reuters as source.
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    so?

    Can you find any link for what kind of submarine engine German sold to China?
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    This article names manufacturer.

    State-of-the-art diesel engines - Chinese military's secret to success: European engineering | The Economic Times
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    See my post just before yours. And drop the "LOL" if you want to be taken seriously, OK?
     
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    So?
    It means MTU have its factories in China just as BMW or Ford.
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    Here is, again, a quote from the report:

    Are you arguing perhaps engines are German-designed but Chinese-made?
     
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    Re: China's Type 039C Yuan-class sub seen preparing for sea trials | J

    I can not find German export diesel engine to China in this report.
    May be you can help me.
     

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