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Insight: China prioritising modern sub fleet

3rd July 2019 - 10:04 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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China is the Asia-Pacific country with the most potent submarine fleet. The US credits the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) with currently having six SSBNs (Type 094/094A Jin class), six SSNs (two Type 093/Shang I class and four Type 093A/Shang II) and 50 diesel-electric submarines.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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