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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

China Develops Fourth-Generation Nuclear Sub

Type 093G (Shang) class SSNChina completed the development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarine, media reports said late last week.

At a recent meeting in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Tan Zuojun, vice governor of Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, said that development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarines and other high-tech weapons had been completed.

According to Chinese military experts, the Type 098 fourth-generation nuclear sub features high performance and low noise — a key indicator for measuring a modern nuclear submarine's underwater survival capacity, as well as its ability to remain hidden during maneuvers, or undetected while launching an attack.

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