class Yuan class From china But now reports emerge that it is the latest variant of 041 class named “QING”
class submarines for which a deal was inked for 6.
The first Qing class built for Chinese Navy was launched last year and
will be going through the sea trial this month 6/2011 which will include
the firing of CJ-10K LACms with a range of 1,500 KM.
The deal was signed between Wuhan-based China
State Shipbuilding Industrial Corp (CSIC) and Pakistani Government in
April 2011 is for 6 Qing class submarine, These
submarines will be double hulled with a submerged displacement of 3,600
tons. It will be equipped with the new Stirling-cycle AIP and will be
able to carry upto 3 CJ-10K which could carry nuclear warheds, Other
features include hull retractable foreplanes and hydrodynamically
streamlined sail. The AIP and the propulsion systems will be all
electric and not the diesal electric propulsion system making the
submarines very quiet. This propulsion system has already been tested on a number of heavier Chinese submarines.
And In the other development is Pakistan has also
signed a deal for a 10 year leaso of 2 Type 054A FFGs. The two ships
that Pakistan will receive are serial number 525 and 526 inducted in
PLAN in 2005.