[Rushtalk] Meanwhile the rockefeller man in Washington is Destroying our Naval Capabilities

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Wed Aug 5 03:07:06 MDT 2015


Revealed: China's New 'Carrier Killer' Sub Simulator

When can we expect Beijing’s stealthy new submarine to enter service? A
simulator may offer some clues. 


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By Franz-Stefan Gady
May 08, 2015
Over at Eastern Arsenal, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer, are discussing in
detail a new Chinese submarine simulator that could provide clues what
could become Beijing’s stealthiest (and deadliest) nuclear-attack
submarine (SSN) when it enters service in two to four years – the Type
095 (Chinese designation: 09-V).

Once in service, the Type 095 will “provide a generational improvement
in many areas such as quieting and weapon capacity,” the Pentagon’s
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) states in an unclassified assessment
of the Chinese navy’s new capabilities and missions in the years ahead.

So far, no Type 095 vessel has been launched and there is sparse
information on the subs’ capabilities, save that it will be equipped
with a new vertical launching system capable of firing supersonic
anti-ship missiles, and that it will boast improved speed, reduced
noise, and an increased operational range, in comparison to its
predecessor the Type-093 Shang-class second-generation nuclear-powered
attack submarine.

Pictures of the Type 095 SSN simulator show a mockup bridge with
controls and computer systems to familiarize future crewmen with the
ships’ new combat system. Lin and Singer also note that the simulator
will be used to “to test crews’ group dynamics when faced with combat
and mechanical emergencies, as well as to refine the combat system using
simulation feedback.”

According to Lin and Singer, the implications of the existence of the
Type 095 simulator are the following:


        The PLAN’s willingness to build a submarine simulator at this
        early stage suggests that not only will the Type 095 SSN be a
        significant improvement over its predecessor, but that its
        systems, such as a quieter reactor and improved sonar, are
        likely progressing as well.
        


As I noted before (see: “China’s New ‘Carrier Killer’ Subs”), the
Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) could choose to
re-designate the upgraded Type-093G Shang-class as Type-095 SSNs, should
all public reports on the vessel prove accurate.

This would indicate that Type 095 SSNs would be more on par with 1980s
NATO nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines (i.e. roughly three decades
behind current Western sub technology), rather than new U.S.
Virginia-class vessels, despite Chinese media reports to the contrary.

Nevertheless, the upgraded Type-093G Shang-class as well as the new
Type-095 SSNs will still prove quite deadly in Asian waters, since they
will field China’s most modern supersonic anti-ship missile, the YJ-18,
specifically designed to defeat the Aegis Combat System and has often
been described as a “carrier killer” weapon.

Also, Lin and Singer project:


        If the Type 095 SSN lives up to expectations of matching current
        foreign SSNs like the USN’s Los Angeles 688i class or Russian
        Akula II SSN, it would provide China with a quantum leap in
        underwater warfare capabilities.
        


ONI assesses that “by 2020 the [PLAs]submarine force will likely grow to
more than 70 submarines.” Furthermore the ONI reports notes that
“[m]ajor qualitative improvements are occurring within naval aviation
and the submarine force, which are increasingly capable of striking
targets hundreds of miles from the Chinese mainland.”


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