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”