Chinese Navy (PLAN) News & Discussions

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  1. Lankan Ranger

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    Chinese Navy (PLAN) News & Discussions (Strictly)

    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is the naval branch of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the military of the People's Republic of China. Until the early 1990s, the navy performed a subordinate role to the PLA.

    Since then, it has undergone rapid modernisation. It is currently the second largest naval service in the world after the United States Navy.

    With a personnel strength of over 250,000, the PLAN also includes the 35,000 strong Coastal Defense Force and the 56,000 man Naval infantry/Marines, plus a 56,000 PLAN Aviation naval air arm operating several hundred land-based aircraft and ship-based helicopters. As part of its overall program of naval modernization, the PLAN has a plan of developing a blue-water navy.
     
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    Type 094 (Jin Class) Nuclear-Powered Missile Submarine

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    Type 094 (also referred to as Type 09-IV, NATO reporting name: Jin class) is the PLA Navy’s second-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), succeeding the Type 092 (Xia class) SSBN of a single hull commissioned in 1983.

    The Type 094 was designed by CSIC’s Wuhan 2nd Ship Design Institute (also known as 719 Institute) in Wuhan, Hubei Province and built by CSIC’s Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (previously known as Bohai Shipyard) in Huludao, Liaoning Province.

    Design

    The Type 094 SSBN bears many similarities with the Type 093 Shang class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), suggesting that the two submarines share the same design baseline. The submarine features a water-drop shape hull, with a pair of fin-mounted hydroplanes and four diving planes.

    The dive displacement of the submarine was estimated to be 8,000~9,000 tonnes. The Type 094 has yet approached the performance and capability of modern Russian and Western SSBN designs, especially in quietness and missile number. However, once fully operational, it will offer the PLA Navy with a much more credible sea-based nuclear retaliation capability than that offered by its predecessor Type 092 Xia class.

    Missiles

    The Type 094 has the capacity to carry 12 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). The JuLang 2 SLBM designed and developed by CASIC 4th Academy is a three-stage, solid-propellant strategic ballistic missile. It is a derivation of the land-based DongFeng 31 (DF-31) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The maximum range of the JuLang 2 was estimated to be 7,000~8,000km, three times that of the first-generation JuLang 1 SLBM used by the Type 092.

    Each JuLang 2 can carry a single thermalnuclear warhead of 25~1,000kt yield. Alternatively, the missile was said to be able to carry three or more 90kT multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV), though this cannot be confirmed.

    Torpedoes

    The submarine has six 533mm bow torpedo tubes, and carries a total of 12 Yu-3 (SET-65E) torpedoes, which is equipped with both active and passive homing. The torpedo, with a 205kg warhead, has a maximum range of 15km and a top speed of 40kt. Alternatively, the submarine may carry wake-homing anti-surface torpedoes or wire-homing anti-submarine torpedoes.

    Sensors

    The submarine is fitted with sophisticated sonar systems, including bow-mounted sonar and H/SQC-207 flank-mounted sonar. Three flank-mounted sonar arrays are clearly visible on the hull of the submarine.

    Propulsion

    The submarine’s propulsion system is believed to be nuclear, turbo-electric arrangement, consisting of one pressurised water reactor (PWR), with one shaft.

    Type 094 (09-IV) Jin Class Nuclear-Powered Missile Submarine - SinoDefence.com
     
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    execute all pirates like in the olden days, but yea maybe they didnt realize the large warship near the cargo ship
     
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    I'm afraid that doing so would cause human rights outcry again... besides many of the pirates are formerly fishermen who are out of a job due to foreign ships illegally fishing in Somalian waters. China is trying to enhance her reputation in Africa and slaughtering people at will is hardly the way to go.
     
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    They should really do as Russian does. "Free" the pirates after arreseting them. OFC without water or GPS,just give them a small boat.

    Somalian fishermen problem isn't really about those illegal fishing,more likely it's lack of any form of government!
     
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    Yuanwang 4 Sunk by AC killer missle DF21 in One test

    well, it is reported that PLAN's retired intellegence-ship Yuanwang4 got sunk by AC-killer missle DF21 in one test.

    Yuanwang 4 once was PLAN's intellegence ship and retired after one accident. Its displacement is over 10K tons.

    Before the test, One cube reflector and lots of antennas were fitted on Yuanwang 4 ,in oder to increase the RCS of the ship .Thus, the RCS of Yuanwang4 seemed as large as one Aircraft carrier ,seen from Radars. In the test of AC-killer missle DF21,Yuanwang4 could play the role of the target ship--one aircraft ship.

    Here is Yuanwang 4 after the refitment. the cube reflector can be seen easily.

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    this news from huanqiu website ,it's one of official forum
    link:http://bbs.huanqiu.com/thread-512068-1-1.html
     
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    Yuanwang 4 is a space flight tracking ship, it is not intellegence gathering ship. Is there any details that during the missile test, the ship was stationery or was saling at high speed as an aircraft carrier would do?
     
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    Most likely stationary, otherwise it would require remote sailing as I don't think anyone would be onboard during test. Any official news?
     
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    PLAN just saved a Korean vessel from boarding by Somalian pirates. The pirates stopped in their track after warning shots were fired so there was no loss of life.

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    Map of Chinese naval fleet head-quarters and boundaries :

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    PLANAF airfields and ranges :

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    Only H-6 can reach Tokyo, just an observation.
     
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    This is evidence why China wouldn't need an aircraft carrier for at least 5-7 more years.