Type 094 submarine

The Jin- class (Type 094, Chinese晋级 潜艇) is a class of nuclear -powered strategic submarines ( SSBN ) of the Navy of the People's Republic of China.

As a successor to the Type 092 ( Xia class) it is greater to modern technology and the SSN type 093 included.


The boats have an elongated, located in the front third of the boat tower with side-mounted hydroplanes. From approximately the first third of the tower, then a building rises on the middle part of the boat like a tortoise shell. This structure contains two rows of six Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles of the type JL -2 ( NATO designation: CSS -NX -4). Probably the hull also contains six 533 -mm torpedo tubes.

On 17 October 2006, the first boat of this class was spotted at the naval base Xiaopingdao. A photo of July 2007 showed two of these boats in the Bohai Shipyard in Huludao. Thus, it could not be said with certainty at the specified time, whether this class consists of two or three boats. According to reports by the end of April 2008, however, the PLA will build at least five of these submarines in service and filters ( see Sanya naval base ).