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Chinese Navy has now six Type 094A Jin-class nuclear powered submarines

Chinese Navy has now six Type 094A Jin-class nuclear powered submarines

The Type 094 or Jin-class is a Submarine Nuclear Ballistic Missile (SSBN). This is the navy's second-generation SSBN.

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The Type 094 nuclear powered submarine is approximately 137 meters long, according to open Naval Military sources. It is provided with 12 missile tubes, each capable of shooting the JL-2 SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) which carries up to an estimated range of 7,200 km between one and three nuclear warheads. The JL-2 comes from the InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) DF-31.,

The JL-2 (NATO reporting code CSS-N-14) is a Chinese second generation intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) deployed on submarines of type 094 of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). It succeeds the SLBM JL-1 deployed on submarine Type 092.

China has built six Type 094, or Jin-class, nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), with four operational and two outfitting at Huludao Shipyard, according to the U.S. Department of Defense's 2019 annual report on Chinese military capabilities.

The Type 094A is a version with an improved, updated sail.

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