if you're talking about 093A, then yeah, the small hump is most likely for towed array system. There's been some articles explaining that idea in more detail but I can't remember where I read then. 093B has not yet been constructed, so we don't know what sort of hump or VLS is might have.
Can 094 carry antiship missiles on its tubes instead of JL2? Ashm is smaller.
It would be pretty flexible to switch between a SSGN or a SSBN.
Maybe that's why the PLAN's Y-8 ASW constantly patrol that area.According to Chinese media, US carriers going through SCS is just for shows but underneath the water there were alot of confrontation between PLAN submarines and USN submarine around the water Southwest of Taiwan, near Dongsha island. It's the most strategic spot because it watching over the entrance into SCS from bashi channel between Taiwan and Philippines. Any US forces coming in will transit that area. For the past years and currently both side subs are hunting each other underneath.
Submarines showdown will be the deciding factor between PLAN and USN in SCS
093b is alot more important than 054a, 056. Overbuilding those surface ships is kind of pointless especially US cranking out alot of AshM Lasrm.
XI is calling for war preparation regarding to taiwan.Maybe that's why the PLAN's Y-8 ASW constantly patrol that area.
Xi can call for whatever he wants but his submarine construction base is still under construction/expanding and has still not started massively building the new modern subs from what I know.XI is calling for war preparation regarding to taiwan.
There ought be a strong submarine force based in Shantou that can quickly cover that area guarding the entrance of SCS.
4 of 93b nuke subs and 12 of 039b/c AIP diesel subs can accomplish that task.
I thought those new sites are for 095/096. The old sites can handle 093b, no?Xi can call for whatever he wants but his submarine construction base is still under construction/expanding and has still not started massively building the new modern subs from what I know.
So unless he has some other cards such as UUVs or other capabilities he should wait for another 5 years or so.
093A and 093B should be quite useful similar to 055. Why China doesn't crank out more numbers? That's an assassin mace weapon.
I think besides Bohai nuke powered sub building, Shanghai should also produce that similar to carrier , 055, 052D programs.
Isn't 093b has more powerful sonar that can detect opponents's subs?Type 039A is the better weapon for SCS. The SSNs can go further but they are noisier than 039A that drift around and most importantly stay hidden at random points. 039A are smaller and quieter than the nuclear powered ones China currently fields. The PLAN does have over a dozen AIP subs and produce them at a faster rate.
They probably also have unmanned drone subs that are tasked with attacking surface vessels.