×
Military Pay Military Ranks Aircraft Tanks and Vehicles Small Arms Navy Ships
HOME
NAVAL WARFARE
MODERN FLEETS
COUNTRIES
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
MODERN NAVY

CNS Type 096 / Tang (class)


Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine


Naval Warfare / Ships

The Type 096 is an under-development nuclear-powered submarine for the Chinese Navy with an emphasis placed on delivering ballistic missiles over range.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/31/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Type 096 ballistic missile submarine is being planned for the People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force of China. The boat is intended as a delivery vehicle for a mass collection of ballistic missiles over range. It is known to be nuclear-powered, giving it essentially unlimited range, and feature the latest in acoustic dampening techniques to make her silent as well as carry the latest in advanced sensors and processing systems. In addition to its ballistic missile array (numbering some 24 missiles), there should feature standard bow-mounted torpedo tubes to handle homing torpedoes as well as cruise missiles.

Current models indicate a submarine form of conventional design and arrangement. The hull is rounded and smooth with a forward-set sail containing the usual masts and comm equipment. Just aft of the tower is the ballistic missile bay which protrudes from the dorsal spine of the boat from the sail to the just aft of midships. The stern will sport a typical cruciform plane arrangement and feature a single shafted propeller unit.

The Type 096 follows the in-service Type 094 boats of the modern Chinese Navy. The class is also known as the Tang-class by NATO and carries the Chinese designation of 09-VI in some sources.

Due to the newness of this submarine, this article will be updated as information permits.


Specifications



Year:
2025
Status
In-Development
Complement
150 Personnel
Ship Class [ Type 096 (Tang-class) ]
Ships-in-Class [ 4 ] Ship Names: Not Available.
National flag of China China (planned)
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
- Long-Range
Length:
450 ft (137.16 m)
Width / Beam:
45 ft (13.72 m)
Height / Draught:
35 ft (10.67 m)
Displacement (Surface):
12,000 tons
Displacement (Submerged):
10,000 tons
1 x Nuclear reactor feeding 2 x Steam turbines and driving 1 x Shaft astern.
Speed (Surface):
20 kts (23 mph)
Speed (Submerged):
25 kts (28.77 miles)
Range:
Essentially Unlimited
6 x 533mm torpedo tubes in bow for homing torpedoes and cruise missiles.
24 x Surface-Launched Ballistic Missiles (JL-13 missiles).
None.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies
Military Ranks | Military Pay | Aircraft | Tanks & Vehicles | Small Arms | Navy Ships | American War Deaths | 5-Star Generals | Military Alphabet Code | DoD Terms | Convert Knots to Miles-per-Hour



The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-