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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

SUBMARINES

CHANGZHENG 406 ballistic missile nuclear-powered submarine (project 092, 1983)

Changzheng 406 2010

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
长征 406 <Changzheng 406> 406 Bohai, Huludao 1978 30/4/1981 1/8/1983 in service (2017)
 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

6500 / 8000

Length, m

120.0

Breadth, m

10.6

Draught, m

8.00

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 geared steam turbines, 1 nuclear reactor

Power, h. p.

14400

Max speed, kts

20 / 22

Fuel, t

nuclear

Endurance, nm(kts)

practically unlimited

Armament

12 Ji Lang-1 SLBM (12 JL-1), 6 - 533 TT (bow, 12)

Sensors

Flag radar, SQZ-3, SQW-3, SQG-2B sonars, type 921-A ECM suite, CCS

Complement

100

Diving depth operational, m

300

Ship project history: The first Chinese SSBN, built by the same yard as first SSNs. Equipped with twelve tubes for the JL-1 ballistic missile, first launched from Yuanzheng 200 trials boat in 1981. The first launch from Changzheng 406 took place in July 1988. Two more submarines were planned, but plans were cancelled in favour of development of new class, future Type 094.

Modernizations: 2001: - 12 JL-1 SLBM, SQZ-3, SQW-3, SQG-2B sonars; + 12 Ji Lang-1A SLBM (12 JL-1A), H/SQ2-262B sonar suite

Naval service: No significant events.

Changzheng 406 2002

Ivan Gogin, 2016-17