anupmisra wrote:dinesha wrote:Pakistan to get eight Chinese submarines capable of firing land-attack missiles
https://www.ibtimes.co.in/pakistan-get- ... les-775174
Yuan class sub. Per wiki,According to an early assessment by the US Naval Institute, the Yuan class was primarily designed as "an anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) platform capable of hiding submerged for long periods of time in difficult to access shallow littorals.
This is a dangerous precedent. The subs will be used to target IN air craft carriers, can lie in wait in shallow waters outside the naval ports for the AC to sail out to sea. India needs long range, early sub detection systems and sub killers to neutralize these paki purchases.In April 2015, Pakistan approved purchase of 8 export version of type 039B from China for $5 billion for Pakistan Navy. The deal was finalised on 23 July 2015. In October of the same year, it was revealed that 4 of the submarines will be built in Pakistan, with work beginning in both nations simultaneously. Pakistan's Minister for Defense Production confirmed that the agreement included transfer-of-technology to construct the vessels. On 6 July 2015 Rana Tanveer Hussain, minister of defence production announced two projects for the construction of four submarines in China and four in Pakistan will begin simultaneously. Hussain added that a training centre will also be created at KSEW. In late 2016 it was officially confirmed that China will see about 4 submarines delivered by 2023 and the remainder delivered by 2028.
Export version:Structure: double hulled
Length: 66 meter
Beam: 8 meter
Draft: 8.2 meter
Surface displacement: 1850 tons
Submerged displacement: 2300 tons
Maximum speed: 18 knots
Cruise speed: 16 knots
Range: 8000 nautical miles @ 16 knots
Endurance: 60 days
Crew: 38 total
Maximum depth: 300 meters
So they midgetized the export version? Must have some impact on endurance and capablities. I mean this thing is a more than 1000 tons less.
Unlike the original which had been in operations for years, this thing was never used before. I can’t believe reducing a sub that much wouldn’t require retesting a lot of things. Can’t use the original training manuals when everything is more cramped and, I imagine, in different places.
Why didn’t they just get a regular Yuan? Too poor? Too untrustworthy?