09III/09IV (093/094) Nuclear Submarine Thread


zavve

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Is it possible that 09IIIB or 09V will feature an oversized VLS like the Block III SSN-774 or Yasen? It would make sense since it can fit larger missiles than single-purpose VLS tubes.
 

tphuang

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Is it possible that 09IIIB or 09V will feature an oversized VLS like the Block III SSN-774 or Yasen? It would make sense since it can fit larger missiles than single-purpose VLS tubes.
This does not seem like something they need to do right away. Don't overemphasize the importance of 093B. It's as Shilao called it, a "GuoDu" class of ship.

As for 095, it's important for them to develop one that's really quiet first with the latest/greatest sonar technology. Once 095 is a success, then they can think about adding a VLS farm.
 

Richard Santos

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This does not seem like something they need to do right away. Don't overemphasize the importance of 093B. It's as Shilao called it, a "GuoDu" class of ship.

As for 095, it's important for them to develop one that's really quiet first with the latest/greatest sonar technology. Once 095 is a success, then they can think about adding a VLS farm.
Adding VLS farms do not conflict with making the 095 really quiet with the latest/greatest sonar technology.

I think with the direction the PLAN is going, it will place high value on being able to launch anti-ship ballistic missiles from unexpected areas.
 

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