4th-generation Submarine with Magnetic Fluid Water Jet Propulsion

Type 095 nuclear attack submarine

Dr. John, NSL (Navy Submarine League) Asian navy development advisor said that China has so far begun development of a new naval active/passive torpedo confrontation system (NAPTC) similar to that used by German Type 214 submarine.

There is now information that proves that the technology possibly comes from German navy. It should be a certain kind of transaction in private between German and Chinese militaries unknown to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As it runs against her China policy, she might have been infuriated if she had known that.

An official of China’s navy research institute has recently said, “China is drawing up a plan for its fourth-generation conventional submarine, which will use magnetic fluid water jet propulsion technology. It is a technology that Europe has just begun initial application.

That indicates that China has begun to follow more closely the trend of international submarine design. However, that being the case, US navy will face new ordeal.

According to Dr. John, it is the first time that PLA new submarine will use European advanced submarine technology of equivalent model. It proves that they are improving their capability in designing and manufacturing submarine at flying speed.

He said: “Not long ago, Chinese navy bought from Russia a number of submarine launched anti-ship cruise missile to be used by their Yuan-class and improved Song-class submarines. But the missiles are used for tests mainly in their Yuan-class submarines.

Using magnetic fluid water jet propulsion will greatly enhance their submarines’ ability to survive underwater and resist anti-submarine detection. At present, China is able to reduce to the minimum the probability of being detected for their Song-class submarines. An entirely new Yuan-class submarine can hardly be detected. Their third-generation submarines can be used in deeper water and are undetectable.

He said he was shocked when he heard Chinese expert’s briefing on the technology at NSL’s International Submarine Technology Research and Development Symposium.

Due to the weapon export embargo implemented by the EU against China, he personally believes that China has the technology on its own due entirely to its own invention and creation.

Source: qianzhan.com “German helps Chinese navy build fourth-generation submarine: Merkel might be infuriated”


Secret Nuclear Submarine Base in Sanya, South China Sea

A nuclear submarine at Sanya base


In early February, a web user took photo of three new-type strategic nuclear submarines berthing at Yalong Bay South Fleet Base, Sanya. Judging by their appearance, they may be China’s newest type of Type 094 nuclear submarines. However, it remains a mystery how many new-type strategic nuclear submarines China has.


According to US navy intelligence, China has built Asia’s largest nuclear submarine base at Sanya, HainanProvince. PLA has deployed there its newest nuclear submarines armed with JL-2 SLBMs with range exceeding 8,000km.


US navy has obtained the information through analysis of data collected by military satellites, the frequent appearance of three PLA nuclear submarines in the area near Sanya and the cruise route of submarines.


In addition, US military intelligence has affirmed information that there is a secret supporting missile storage facility near Chinese navy’s secret base in Sanya. Previously, British Jane’s Defense Review also published a report that US satellites had proved that China completed the construction of a secret military base in Sanya, Hainan ten years ago.


Source: huanqiu.com “China secretly building a nuclear submarine base in South China Sea as its nuclear strike base”

C-919 and ARJ-21 to Grab Airliner Market from Boeing and Airbus by 2016

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s C-919 airliner in display at Singapore Airshow 2014. Photo by Yue Shuhua, credit: China Aviation News

C-919 is a 190-seat large airliner designed and made by China to grab a market share on the lucrative airliner market in the world. It is expected to have maiden flight in 2014 and be delivered in 2016. By September 9, 2012, orders for 330 C-919s had been received.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s ARJ-21 executive jet in display at Singapore Airshow 2014. Photo by Yue Shuhua, credit: China Aviation News

Best French Weapon–Newest Mini Submarine

French SMX-26 mini submarine


According to Sankei Shimbun’s exclusive report, France is trying to sell its newest SMX-26 mini submarine to both China and Japan. The newspaper says that it shows France’s evil intention to help China while ignoring Japan’s needs.


Japan does not need SMX-26 due to the sea around it is quite deep for its submarines and Japan has the best technology and equipment to detect submarines.


SMX-26 is in fact tailor made for China.


For China, the Yellow Sea is shallow mostly with the depth of only 40 meters. Its maximum depth does not exceed 150 meters. Almost nowhere in the East China Seas is more than 100 meters deep. Ordinary submarines have difficulties in operating in waters less than 50 meters deep and need at least the depth of 100 meters for free combat operation.


Moreover, the bottom of the East China Sea is so ragged that the location of the noise of a submarine is difficult to detect.


According SMX-26’s producer DCNS Group, the submarine can operate in very shallow waters less than 15 meters deep and can remain steady near sea bottom or surface. With its landing gear, it can land on sea bottom and remain quiet there with air taken from above surface by a hose.


As a result, it can remain under water for 30 days while its two heavy anti-warship torpedoes warships and 8 light anti-submarine torpedoes may cause serious damage to Japanese fleet.


The report stresses that SMX-26 can be equipped with 3-dimention map drawing instrument to enable China to be clear of the morphology at sea bottom so as to decide the routes for their submarines to attack and retreat.


European countries want to sell weapons to China due to their economic recession and have the opportunities of sales due Russian reduction of its weapon export to China. Now, France and other European countries want to lift the existing ban on weapon sales to China. In doing so, they entirely ignore what Japan want.


Source: qianzhan.com “France wants to sell its best weapons to PLA and thus infuriate Obama” (summary by Chan Kai Yee)

DF-41 ICBM with 12 Warheads and Range to Cover Entire USA

Verification of China’s major lethal weapon: ICBM with 12 warheads difficult for the US to deal with


China’s DF-31 began to be commissioned 16 years ago. It is China’s first solid-fuel ICBM with a range exceeding 8,000 km that can barely reach the US. However, an improved version DF-31A appeared later with multiple warheads and a range of 12,000 km able to reach the US. Western media believe that China now has DF-41 with a range of 15,000 km to cover entire USA.


DF-31 weighs 46 metric tons and is 20 meters long and 2.25 meters in diameter. It is now deployed on vehicles and stationed in China’s 5,000 km long tunnels as China’s second-strike nuclear force.


No details of DF-41 have ever been published but there has been intelligence that it is similar to Russian SS-25 and US Minuteman ICBM. It is very likely to be road-mobile and solid fueled and use MIRV and decoy technology. It is expected to carry 1,000 kg load with 3 to 6 warheads. There has been verified information on China’s test flight of a new ICBM from Xinjiang to mid Pacific with a range of 15,000 km on July 15, 2004.


The missile travels at high supersonic speed and did an move of curved change in orbit high above the Pacific Ocean. According to US military’s speculation, DF-41 was more advanced than Russia’s most advanced SS-25 ICBM by 5 years. The missile successfully hit the target with an error of only 50 meters. There is further speculation based on the above information that DF-41 ICBM uses three-stage solid-fuel rocket engine and can carry a load of 1,000 kg including 10 to 12 independently targetable warheads.


However all the above information about DF-41 is foreign media’s speculation as no information has been given by Chinese military as usually China does not officially make public its newest technology.


Source: qianzhan.com “Verification of China’s major lethal weapon: ICBM with 12 warheads difficult for the US to deal with” (summary by Chan Kai Yee)

New Weapon Improves ICBM Accuracy, Range, penetration of Missile Defense

US media Washington Free Beacon says in its report “China Conducts First Test of New Ultra-High Speed Missile Vehicle” on January 13, “China’s military last week conducted the first flight test of a new ultra-high speed missile vehicle aimed at delivering warheads through U.S. missile defenses, Pentagon officials said.

“The test of the new hypersonic glide vehicle was carried out Jan. 9 and the experimental weapon is being dubbed the WU-14 by the Pentagon, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.”

According to the media, “Hypersonic weapons use cutting edge technology for flying and maneuvering at ultra-high speeds in space and air. Future weapons will include powered and unpowered hypersonic vehicles fired from the last stages of ICBMs and submarine missiles, and from the bomb-bays of strategic bombers. Hypersonic cruise missiles and surveillance drones also are expected.

“The military advantages of hypersonic craft include precise targeting, very rapid delivery of weapons, and greater survivability against missile and space defenses.”

Taiwan expert Cai Chi says in his article “China’s hypersonic breaking of missile defense”, “The technology if used on an ICBM can enable its carrier to glide at hypersonic speed high in the atmosphere to greatly lengthen its range.”

For example, using a hypersonic carrier for its warhead, the range of a DF-31 ICBM may be several thousand kilometers longer. Because of the increase in range, the warhead can be heavier if the target is within its original range of 8,000 km. In addition, its accuracy will be greatly improved to be similar or better than a cruise missile. That will make DF-31 an entirely different more formidable weapon.

As a result, with such a new weapon, China will greatly enhance the nuclear deterrence of its nearly 100 ICBMs.

Cai says in the article that the technology can also be used on China’s land-based anti-ship missile. When the position of an aircraft carrier has been definitely located, the radar and other detective equipment on the hypersonic carrier may adjust the position of the target corresponding to the movement of the aircraft carrier so as to hit and destroy the aircraft carrier.

It is said that China has developed a model of missile attack using long-range bomber that carries cruise missiles. The bomber will launch cruise missiles high in the sky near Chinese coast and boost them by solid-fuel rocket to stratosphere so that the range of the missiles will be greatly increased. After flying at a speed several times of the speed of sound, the ramjet engines on the missiles will be started at the terminal stage to accelerate the missiles to hypersonic speed so as to avoid interception by air-defense missiles. The cruise missiles may hit military targets long away including aircraft carriers.

Cai says that the US has always been the leader in the development of hypersonic weapons, but its application of the weapon on hypersonic cruise missiles launched by a bomber remains at trial stage. Russia, Japan, France and India are also conducting relevant tests. Chinese test this time has the combined advantages of ballistic and cruise missiles. It is indeed a very creative invention.

Source: Washington Free Beacon “China Conducts First Test of New Ultra-High Speed Missile Vehicle”

YJ-92 Short-Range Anti-Shipping Missile

The YJ-92 anti-shipping missile is a direct evolution of the YJ-91 missile, which was in turn a slightly-modified version of the Kh-31. It is an extremely high-speed missile intended to bypass enemy defensive systems by virtue of simply being too fast, and being launched from too close, to be responded to.

Making the missile low-low instead of high-low reduced the possibility of early detection, further increasing the missile’s lethality.
The YJ-92 has very limited design departures from the original YJ-91. It is slightly larger, allowing for greater range. It incorporates the single, all-purpose seeker head that evaded Hongdu during the design phase of the YJ-91.
Specifications ;

  • Length: 5.2m
  • Diameter: 0.4m
  • Weight: 750 kg
  • Warhead: 100 kg
  • Speed: Mach 5.0
  • Minimum range: 5 km
  • Maximum range: 100km
  • Engine: ramjet with solid rocket fuel booster
  • Guidance: active radar homing (anti-ship version) & passive radar homing (anti-radiation version)