Type 093 (NATO reporting name: Shang, Chinese designation: 09-III) is a nuclear-powered attack submarine class deployed by the PLA Navy. These boats are expected to replace the older Type 091 (NATO: Han class) SSNs currently in service. The Type 093 are armed with various torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

The lead boat in this class was launched in 2002. Construction of the Type 093 submarines is being conducted at the Bohai Shipyard in Huludao. Six to eight boats are expected to be built. Improved Type 093 variants has also been launched, with an upgraded subclass seen in 2013 with VLS.

Displacement: 6,000 - 7,000 tonnes submerged
Length: 110 m
Beam: 11 m
Draft: 10 m
Propulsion: pressure water nuclear reactor
Speed: 30 kn
Range: Unlimited
Complement: ~100
Armament: 6 torpedo tubes
Torpedoes
Cruise missiles
Anti-ship missiles
24 X VLS CJ-10 cruise missile (Type 093B)


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Class overview
Builders: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Bohai Shipyard, Huludao
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 091
Succeeded by: Type 095
Planned: 10
Completed: 7


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